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.