A Rocky Point man was allegedly drunk and on drugs when he crashed his pickup truck into a police car Monday night in Rocky Point, Suffolk County police said.
The Seventh Precinct officer who was involved in the crash arrested 49-year-old William Roden III after the collision, police said. He was charged with driving while ability impaired by drugs and alcohol and criminal possession of a controlled substance.
Police said the officer, Kevin Corrigan, was on patrol on Route 25A in Rocky Point when Roden, who was driving a pickup truck towing a boat and a trailer, made a left turn in front of Corrigan’s patrol vehicle at the intersection with Eagle Road at 8:35 p.m., and collided with the police car.
Corrigan was not injured.
Roden is scheduled to be arraigned Tuesday at First District Court in Central Islip.