It only took 20 minutes into 2021 for a man to be charged with DWI after he crashed his car into a Suffolk Police officer’s vehicle which then hit another.
A Second Precinct officer initiated a traffic stop of a 2005 Chrysler Pacifica on eastbound Pulaski Road, near Frazer Drive, at approximately 12:20 a.m. The officer was inside the police car, which was stopped off the roadway with its lights and flashers activated, when an eastbound 2019 Honda Accord driven by William Macari crashed into it from behind. The impact of the crash caused the police car to strike the rear of the Pacifca.
The police officer was airlifted via Suffolk County Police helicopter to Stony Brook University Hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries. Macari and the driver of the Pacifica were not injured.
Macari, 54, of Greenlawn, was arrested and charged with Driving While Intoxicated. He is being held overnight at the Second Precinct and is scheduled to be arraigned at First District Court in Central Islip on January 1.