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Officials: New Hyde Park Man Hits, Seriously Injures NCPD Officer While Driving Drunk

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Keith C. Dillion, 29, struck a police officer in an unmarked patrol car assigned to the Holiday DWI Patrol on Monday, January 1.

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NCPD reports the arrest of Keith C. Dillion of New Hyde Park, 29, for a Serious Vehicular Accident in Greenvale, on Monday, January 1.

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Greenvale, NY - January 2, 2017 - The Homicide Squad reports the arrest of a New Hyde Park man for a Serious Vehicular Accident that occurred in Greenvale, on Monday, January 01, 2018 at 2:23 am.
 
According to detectives, a Third Precinct police officer assigned to the Holiday DWI Patrol was driving north on Glen Cove Road. The defendant Keith C. Dillion, 29, was driving a 2014 Dodge southbound at which time his vehicle crossed into the north bound lanes and struck the officer driving his unmarked patrol car head on. The accident occurred in the vicinity of Back Road. 
 
Third Precinct police responded and with the assistance of the Nassau Police Emergency Services Unit they were able to cut the vehicle open so they could remove him. The officer was transported to a local hospital and treated for serious injuries which included a severe head trauma / brain injury, broken vertebrae, fractured neck, broken left arm, broken left leg, broken left eye orbital, lung contusions and missing teeth. He is listed in serious but stable condition. 
 
An investigation at the scene determined that the defendant Keith Dillion was Driving While Intoxicated and placed him into police custody. He was also in possession of a white powdery substance believed to be Cocaine. Dillion was transported to a local hospital by ambulance and is being treated for a broken left ankle. 
 
Keith C. Dillion is being charged with Assault 2nd Degree, Vehicular Assault 2nd Degree, Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance, and Driving While Intoxicated. He will be arraigned when medically practical.
 
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