Deputy sheriff's cruiser struck during traffic stop in East Moriches

A deputy sheriff's cruiser was involved in an accident in East Moriches early Saturday morning.

The cruiser was struck while the sheriff was

The cruiser was struck while the sheriff was conducting a traffic stop in East Moriches. (Credit: News 12 Long Island)

EAST MORICHES - A deputy sheriff's cruiser was involved in an accident in East Moriches early Saturday morning.

Investigators say the deputy pulled over a driver for allegedly driving while intoxicated on the Route 111 overpass on Sunrise Highway in East Moriches this morning.

That's when officials say another driver who had fallen asleep at the wheel rammed both vehicles on the side of the road.

No one was seriously hurt. It's still unclear if the drivers involved are facing charges.

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