5 officers hit by car in Staten Island; alleged drunk driver charged: NYPD

Staten Island
A blurred police car in the background behind yellow crime scene tape

A blurred police car in the background behind yellow crime scene tape.

ELM PARK, Staten Island — Five NYPD officers were struck by a vehicle in Staten Island Sunday morning, police said.

The plainclothes officers were setting up barriers near Livermore and Forest avenues in Elm Park around 10 a.m. when they were hit, according to the NYPD.

Police initially said three officers had been struck, but later said five were hit.

Four of the officers were taken to the hospital for treatment in unknown condition, but they were expected to survive, police said. One officer refused medical attention at the scene.

Driver Brian Manning, 39, remained at the scene and was taken into custody, police said.

Officers arrested him on charges of driving while intoxicated, assault, driving without a driver’s license and refusing to take a breathalyzer test.

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