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L.I. Man Faces Charges In Crash With Off-Duty Police Officer

RIDGE, N.Y. (CBSNewYork/AP) — A Long Island man faces charges of driving while intoxicated after police say he drove the wrong way and collided headed-on with a car driven by an off-duty police officer.

Police say Francisco Tomas of Riverhead was driving on Middle Country Road in Ridge when he struck the other car.

The officer was in stable condition following the Saturday accident. He suffered a fractured sternum and a minor head injury. Tomas also was taken to the hospital with a severe ankle injury and a broken leg.

According to Newsday, police said the charges could be upgraded pending results of a court-ordered blood test.

It was not immediately clear if the 26-year-old Tomas had a lawyer.

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  1. Paul G. says:

    Why are Hispanics always driving the wrong way on roads and highways. Maybe street signs should be in Spanish.

    1. HARLEM GOING HAM says:

      THIS IS AMERICA, AND WE SPEAK ENGLISH. THEY SHOULD CONFORM TO OUR WAY OF DOING THINGS. LASTLY, A DRUNK IS A DRUNK. LONG ISLAND IS THE KING OF DWI. THANK YOU GOD THE POLICE OFFICE IS ALIVE.

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