NYPD Patrol Car Bursts Into Flames After Crash With Suspected Drunk Driver, Officers Recovering

Photo: Marc Garafano/www.silive.com

Photo: Marc Garafano/www.silive.com

Two NYPD officers are recovering after an alleged drunk driver crashed into their patrol car, causing it to strike a tree and burst into flames.

The incident occurred early Saturday morning as two Staten Island officers were patrolling the area of Clifton when Jacqueline Perez, 23, ran a stop sign and plowed into the officer’s vehicle. 

The patrol car spun out of the intersection and struck a tree, bursting into flames. 

The officers were able to escape the fiery wreck and were taken to a local hospital where they are listed in stable condition.

Perez was subsequently arrested and booked on charges of two felony counts of vehicular assault and driving under the influence. 


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