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SCPD: Man Possessing Drugs Arrested After Crashing into Three Police Vehicles, Injuring a Detective

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Paul Sommer, 22, of Mastic is scheduled to be arraigned at First District Court in Central Islip today.

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SCPD have arrested Paul Sommer, 22, of Mastic in possession of drugs who intentionally struck three police vehicles injuring a detective.

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Centereach, NY - May 24, 2017 - Suffolk County Police have arrested a Mastic man in possession of drugs who intentionally struck three police vehicles injuring a detective. 
 
Paul Sommer was sitting in his vehicle, parked in the Wendy’s parking lot, located at 2278 Middle Country Road in Centereach, when he was approached by Fourth Precinct detectives and police officers who believed he was engaged in a drug transaction on Tuesday, May 23, 2017 at approximately 2:30 p.m.
 
Detectives identified themselves and Sommer attempted to flee, rammed a police vehicle and struck a detective. The detective, who was outside of his vehicle when he was struck, was transported to a local hospital where he was treated for non-life-threatening injuries.
 
Sommer fled from the parking lot. A short time later, Sommer intentionally crashed into two police vehicles at the intersection of Hawkins Avenue and Nicholls Road in Centereach where he was taken into custody.
 
Fourth Squad detectives charged Sommer, 22, of Mastic, with Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 3rd Degree, Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 4th Degree, Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance 3rd Degree, two counts of Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Assault 2nd Degree, three counts of Criminal Mischief 3rd Degree, Reckless Endangerment 1st Degree, two counts of Reckless Endangerment 2nd Degree and Resisting Arrest.
 
Sommer was held at the Fourth Precinct and is scheduled to be arraigned at First District Court in Central Islip today.
 
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