NORTH BABYLON, LONG ISLAND, NY – Two men were arrested last week after their SUV collided with a Suffolk County police car and then struck a home.
According to Newsday, the incident began to unfold shortly before 2 p.m. Friday in the area of Woods Road and Elkton Lane in North Babylon. Police said 31-year-old Dasean Player was driving a Nissan Pathfinder when he went through a stop sign at the intersection and slammed into the marked police cruiser.
The SUV continued on and crashed into a house on Elkton Lane, with the impact sparking a fire in the vehicle that spread to the house.
The police officer, whose name was not released, was taken to Stony Brook University Hospital with injuries that were not considered life-threatening.
Player, of West Babylon, and a passenger, 32-year-old Steven Glover of Wyandanch, were also hospitalized. Both were expected to survive. No one in the home was injured.
Player has been charged with multiple counts of criminal possession of a controlled substance and reckless driving.
Glover faces several charges, including multiple counts of criminal possession of a controlled substance and resisting arrest.
Witnesses told police Player was going over 100 miles an hour at the time while the police officer was driving the speed limit.
A building inspector with the Town of Babylon was on the scene to evaluate the house.
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