Drunk driver injures N.Y. officer in collision


By Zachary R. Dowdy
Newsday

NORTH PATCHOGUE, N.Y. — A North Patchogue teen was driving drunk from one beach to another when he struck a police cruiser, injuring an officer, and tried to leave the scene, police said.

Matthew Semon, 17, of 4 Fiesta Ct., was arraigned yesterday before Judge Paul Hensley in First District Court in Central Islip on charges of driving while intoxicated and leaving the scene of an accident involving personal injury.

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