A Wyoming County Sheriff's deputy suffered minor injuries when an alleged drunken driver struck his parked patrol car during a late night traffic stop last week in Java, according to State Police.
The deputy, whose name was not released, was conducting the stop on Route 98 about 12:40 a.m. Thursday when a southbound car driven by Tyler J. Malik, 27, of Arcade, rear-ended the patrol car, troopers said. The deputy was taken to Wyoming County Community Hospital, Warsaw, for treatment of injuries and later released.
Malik's blood alcohol level was listed at 0.09, troopers said, adding that at the time of the collision, the emergency lights on the deputy's patrol vehicle were activated. Malik, charged with reckless endangerment, is scheduled to appear in Java Town Court at a later date.
Troopers were assisted at the scene by the Wyoming County Sheriff's Department, Arcade Police Department, Arcade Ambulance and the North Java Fire Department.