Police: Drunk driver hits patrol car at scene of DWI crash; Suffolk officer hurt

Authorities say a 2023 Hyundai driven by 27-year-old Dimitrios Thomopoulos struck a pole on East Jericho Turnpike in Huntington around 2:45 a.m.

News 12 Staff

Apr 18, 2024, 12:25 PM

Updated 37 days ago

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A Suffolk County officer at the scene of a DWI crash was hurt Thursday morning when a drunk driver struck his patrol car, police say.
Authorities say a 2023 Hyundai driven by 27-year-old Dimitrios Thomopoulos struck a pole on East Jericho Turnpike in Huntington around 2:45 a.m.
As the car was being removed by a tow truck around 4 a.m., police say a 2016 Mini Cooper driven by 56-year-old James Byrne struck the patrol vehicle of the officer at the scene of the accident.
Police say both drivers are facing charges for driving while intoxicated.


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