The driver of an SUV that crashed head-on into a Riverhead Police vehicle on West Main Street yesterday has been charged with driving while ability impaired by drugs.
Riverhead Volunteer Ambulance Corps personnel treated Rosendahl at the scene with Narcan, a heroin overdose reversal drug and then transported him to Peconic Bay Medical Center, where he was treated, arrested and released to police custody.
Rosendahl’s eastbound vehicle crossed a double yellow line on West Main Street east of Mill Road shortly before 4:30 p.m. and struck a westbound marked Riverhead Police vehicle, according to a police press release.
Riverhead Police Sgt. Stephen Palmer, the operator of the police vehicle, was also transported to PBMC, where he was treated and released.
Rosendahl was charged with driving while ability impaired by drugs, criminal possession of a controlled substance in the seventh degree, criminal possession of a hypodermic instrument and additional vehicle and traffic law violations.
He was held at Riverhead police headquarters for morning arraignment, police said.
Editor’s note: A criminal charge is an accusation. By law, a person charged with a crime is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
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