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Staten Island man facing charges in fatal DWI

Monday, January 27, 2014
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A Staten Island man is under arrest in a deadly case of drunk driving.

Michael Pogorzelski, 39, is charged with DWI in the Sunday night crash.

Police say he struck James Benedict as the 67-year-old walked in the bike lane on Lily Pond Avenue across from Fort Wadsworth.

Benedict died at Staten Island University Hospital.

Pogorzelski was arrested at the scene.

The investigation is continuing.

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