A Suffolk County police vehicle was hit by a drunken...

A Suffolk County police vehicle was hit by a drunken driver on Route 25A in Mount Sinai late Friday, Jan. 19, 2018, while the officer was conducting a traffic stop, officials said. The Altima that hit the police SUV then overturned, officials said. Credit: Christopher Sabella

A Port Jefferson woman has been charged with drunken driving after smashing her Nissan into a police patrol vehicle in Mount Sinai, Suffolk County authorities said.

Police said Elvia Turcios, 30, was driving her 2003 Altima west on Route 25A near Mount Sinai Avenue at about 11:30 p.m. when she hit a parked sport utility vehicle with an officer inside who was conducting a traffic stop. After hitting the patrol car, which had its emergency lights on, Turcios then hit a Jeep Cherokee traveling east on Route 25A, police said.

Police said Turcios’ Altima overturned after she hit the Jeep.

The patrol officer and Turcios were taken to Stony Brook University Hospital and treated for minor injuries. The vehicle that was pulled over for the traffic stop was not involved in the crash, police said.

Turcios has been charged with driving while intoxicated and failure to yield to an emergency vehicle and was issued additional summonses, police said.

Turcios was arraigned Saturday at First District Court in Central Islip. She was ordered held on $10,000 bond or $10,000 cash bail, records show. Turcios’ attorney could not immediately be reached.

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