A man was arrested Sunday morning after his vehicle struck a parked Suffolk County police car in Melville, police said.
The officer had been parked on the westbound side of the Long Island Expressway near exit 49, processing an earlier crash, police said, when it was struck by a car driven by Kushal Dilawri of Hicksville.
The officer was taken to Stony Brook University Hospital for treatment of non life threatening injuries. Dilawri,33, was not injured.
He was charged with Driving While Intoxicated. He is being held at the Second Precinct stationhouse for arraignment Sunday at First District Court in Central Islip.