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The Long Island Mercedes driver accused of drunkenly mowing down a group of Boy Scouts — killing one of the youngsters — admitted to pounding drinks at a golf club shortly before getting behind the wheel, it was revealed at his arraignment Monday.

A blitzed Thomas Murphy veered off David Terry Road in Manorville around 2 p.m. Sunday and slammed into a group of 18 scouts and adults, officials said.

The article goes on to state the following:

“I was coming from the Swan Lake Golf Club. Yes, I had three drinks,” the 59-year-old driver told cops, according to the criminal complaint against him. “Are the kids OK?”

Andrew McMorris, 12, one of the five members of Troop 161 struck by Murphy’s white 2016 Mercedes, died at Stony Brook University Hospital. Another scout, 15-year-old Thomas Lane, remains in serious condition.

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