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.READ MORE: Third Former Aide Accuses Gov. Andrew Cuomo Of Inappropriate Behavior
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.READ MORE: Long Island Rail Road Service Cuts To Take Effect Monday
It was not immediately clear if the 26-year-old Tomas had a lawyer.
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