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Officer Down: Officer Killed by Drunk Driver Breaking News E-Alert
Monday, February 23, 2009

Veteran New York Officer Killed in Crash

A veteran Suffolk County police officer was killed early yesterday when an accused drunken driver plowed into his patrol car, sending it spinning into a pole, where it burst into flames, police said.

The Plainview man charged in the accident, Jose Borbon, 23, had been arrested on a charge of drunken driving just one month ago.

Suffolk police said Borbon was traveling southbound on Commack Road in a 2007 Dodge Magnum and appeared to be making a left turn onto Vanderbilt Parkway in Commack at around 4:15 a.m. yesterday when he hit the police car, which was going northbound.

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