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Cops: Officer Injured in High Speed DWI Crash

West Hempstead man charged with assault, DWI, and reckless endangerment after Nassau Boulevard crash, police said.

Cops said Joseph Garcia, 27, of West Hempstead, was driving a 2004 Hyundai south on Nassau Boulevard when he collided with a marked police car. Credit: NCPD
Cops said Joseph Garcia, 27, of West Hempstead, was driving a 2004 Hyundai south on Nassau Boulevard when he collided with a marked police car. Credit: NCPD

A West Hempstead man faces a battery of charges after he slammed into a cop car at high speeds while drunk at the wheel, according to Nassau County Police.

Cops said Joseph Garcia, 27, of West Hempstead, was driving a 2004 Hyundai south on Nassau Boulevard when he collided with a marked police car.

The incident happened at 4:30 a.m. Saturday, cops reported.

A police investigation revealed Garcia was under the influence of alcohol and he was arrested at the scene, detectives said.

A Fourth Precinct officer was taken to a nearby hospital where he was treated for neck and back pain and released, police said.

Garcia's car was impounded.

Garcia was charged with third-degree assault, second-degree reckless endangerment, and two counts of driving while intoxicated and imprudent speed. He will be arraigned Sunday at First District Court in Hempstead.

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