First Precinct Police reportthe arrest of a Freeport man for Driving While Ability Impaired, Drugs onTuesday, January 17, 2017 at 9:07 pm in East Meadow.
According to police, thedefendant Patrick Ryan Kelly, 31, of 144 West End Avenue was observed operatinga 1988 Honda at a high rate of speed east on Hempstead Turnpike at which timeit struck the rear of a 2007 Toyota stopped at a red traffic signal light onHempstead Turnpike / Franklin Avenue causing it to then strike the rear of aFirst Precinct Patrol Car that was escorting a Nassau County Police Ambulance.Both the Police Officer and the 53 year old female driver of the Toyota weretransported to a local nearby hospital and treated for neck and back pain. Thedefendant was placed into police custody and transported. He was admitted andis being treated for a laceration to his head along with neck and back pain. Theinvestigation is ongoing.
Patrick Ryan Kelly ischarged with 1192.4 Driving While Ability Impaired, Drugs. He will be arraignedwhen practical.