MANHASSET, N.Y. (WPIX)—A police officer in Bayville was directing traffic Sunday night when a drunk driver in a 2006 BMW hit and dragged him after he became stuck on the car's mirror.
The 19-year-old driver, Nadia Mansoor of Cherrywood Lane, was driving on Bayville Avenue when she turned on Ludlam Avenue around 11:45 p.m., hitting the officer as he directed traffic in the intersection.
He reportedly crawled to the side of the road with what are being called non life-threatening injuries to his neck, legs and back.
Mansoor drove off but was pulled over shortly after and charged with driving while intoxicated, leaving the scene of an accident, possession of marijuana and driving an uninsured vehicle, Nassau County police said.
The officer was taken to North Shore University Hospital in Manhasset.