Mount Sinai, NY- At around midnight a Suffolk Police vehicle attempted to stop a reported stolen Jeep Grand Cherokee SUV in the vicinity of County Road 83 and Pine Rd. when the vehicle rammed the officer’s vehicle.

The vehicle fled and police pursued north bound on County Road 83 and then east on Canal Rd. Near the intersection of Strathmore Ct. the vehicle lost control and crashed onto the north shoulder of the road. The officers quickly broke out the windows of the vehicle and took the driver into custody.

The driver was taken to a local hospital with non life threatening injuries. No word on injuries to any police officers.

Crime scene units were called to the scene and the stolen vehicle was impounded.