A Wading River woman was charged with driving while ability impaired by drugs after she struck and critically injured a landscaper in Ridge Tuesday morning, Suffolk police said.

Brianna Hassett, 24, was driving a 2005 Cadillac east on Route 25, west of Pleasant View Road, when she struck a landscaper mowing a lawn on the corner of Route 25 and Pleasant View Road at about 11:50 a.m., police said.

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The landscaper, Anibal Aceituno-Perez, 52, of Flanders, was taken to Peconic Bay Medical Center in Riverhead in critical condition, police said.

The Seventh Squad is investigating the accident.

Hassett was scheduled to be arraigned at First District Court in Central Islip Wednesday.

Detectives ask anyone with information about this crash to contact the Major Case Unit at 631-852-6555.