Wrong-Way LI Drunk Driver Hits Police Car

Police say Rony Santos drove west in the eastbound lane of Long Island Avenue in Wyandanch

Sunday, Jul 15, 2012  |  Updated 11:52 AM EDT
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Wrong-Way LI Drunk Driver Hits Police Car

Rony Santos

Police say a drunk driver going the wrong way on a Long Island road crashed head-on into a police car. Two officers were hurt.

One of the Suffolk County police officers remained hospitalized Sunday with a cut on his head and back and shoulder injuries. The other officer has been released from a hospital after being treated for back, neck and shoulder injuries.

Police say Rony Santos drove west in the eastbound lane of Long Island Avenue in Wyandanch around 10 p.m. Saturday. They say he hit the officers' car near Wellwood Avenue.

The 42-year-old Santos was examined for minor injuries and released. He was arrested on a driving-while-intoxicated charge.

He's due to be arraigned Sunday. No working telephone number for him could be found.

He lives in Wyandanch.

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