The Homicide Squad reports the details of a serious auto accident that occurred on Saturday, June 30, 2018 at 1:25 a.m. in Hempstead.
According to detectives, a Hempstead Police Officer did initiate a Vehicle and Traffic Law stop on a person suspected of Driving While Intoxicated. After investigation the Defendant Michael Male, 42, of 176 Pearl St, Westbury, was placed into custody.While walking defendant to the officer’s vehicle a Mercury Marquis struck the Hempstead Police vehicle which was parked with its emergency lights activated and working.
The impact of the collision did cause the police vehicle to move approximately 20 feet, striking the police officer and the defendant. Both the police officer and the defendant were transported to area hospitals for treatment of minor injuries. Driver of the Mercury Marquis was also transported to an area hospital with serious internal injuries.
Defendant Male is charged with Driving While Intoxicated. He will be arraigned on Saturday June 30, 2018 at First District Court, 99 Main Street, Hempstead. The investigation is on going.