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LI man charged with DWI after crashing into marked police car

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Posted at 2:08 PM, Jan 01, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-01 14:08:06-05

HUNTINGTON, N.Y. — A man was arrested for DWI overnight when he rear-ended a marked police car that had stopped to pull over a different vehicle, officials said Friday.

It happened at around 12:20 a.m. Friday on Pulaski Road near Frazer Drive in Huntington, according to a Suffolk County Police spokesperson.

The officer was pulled over with lights and flashers activated after stopping a vehicle on Pulaski Road when his car was struck from behind by William Macari, who was driving a Honda Accord, police said. The impact of the crash caused the police cruiser to hit the Chrysler Pacifica that had initially been pulled over.

The police officer was airlifted to a local hospital, though officials said his injuries were not considered life-threatening.

Macari, 54, of Greenlawn, was arrested and charged with driving while intoxicated.