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Drunken driver hit police car in Manorville, Suffolk cops say

Police investigate a crash involving a Suffolk County

Police investigate a crash involving a Suffolk County police car and another vehicle early Saturday, Aug. 13, 2016, in the westbound lanes of Sunrise Highway near Railroad Avenue in Manorville. Credit: Stringer News Service

A Central Islip man was arrested early Saturday after police said he was driving while intoxicated and struck a police car.

A Suffolk County police spokeswoman said Carmelo Rivera, 37, was driving a 1999 Cadillac west on Sunrise Highway near Railroad Avenue in Center Moriches about 12:22 a.m. when the collision occurred.

The Cadillac struck the county police car and the officer inside sustained minor injuries.

Police arrested Rivera and charged him with driving while intoxicated.

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