Officials: Shirley Man Arrested for DWI After Crashing into Police Vehicle, Injuring Officer

Dennis Knapp, 28, was driving on Montauk Highway when his vehicle struck a police vehicle on a traffic post, SCPD says.

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SCPD have arrested Dennis Knapp of Shirley, 28, for DWI.

Photo by: Suffolk County Police Department

Brookhaven, NY - March 12, 2018 - Suffolk County Police arrested a man for driving while intoxicated following a motor vehicle crash with a police vehicle that injured an officer in Brookhaven on Saturday, March 10, 2018.
Dennis Knapp was driving a 1996 Jeep eastbound on Montauk Highway, near Old South Country Road, when his vehicle struck a police vehicle on a traffic post for a road closure due to down wires at approximately 3:30 a.m.
The Fifth Precinct officer in the vehicle was transported to Stony Brook University Hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries. Knapp, 28, of Shirley, was transported to Long Island Medical Center in East Patchogue for non-life-threatening injuries.
Knapp was charged with Driving While Intoxicated. He will be held overnight at the Fifth Precinct and scheduled for arraignment at First District Court in Central Islip on March 11.
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