An NYPD officer is facing driving while intoxicated charges after he crashed into five cars while driving the wrong way on the Southern State Parkway early Saturday morning, New York State police said.
Authorities said 48-year-old Ronald Holmes of Elmont was traveling eastbound in the westbound lanes near Exit 17 around 1:45 a.m. when his Mazda allegedly crashed into five other vehicles.
One person was taken to Nassau University Medical Center for minor injuries and three others were treated at the scene, police said.
Holmes was arrested and charged with driving while intoxicated, reckless endangerment, reckless driving and several other traffic violations.
He was held for arraignment at First District Court in Hempstead.
A NYPD spokesman didn’t provide specific details regarding Holmes’ arrest but said members of the force are automatically suspended after an arrest.