SCARSDALE, N.Y. (WPIX)—An off-duty Westchester County cop was charged Sunday with driving drunk after reportedly blowing a red light and hitting into a Scarsdale police cruiser.
The crash occurred at 1:24 a.m. at the intersection of East Parkway and Popham Road. Officer Joseph Kraus was reportedly driving a Chevy pickup truck when he slammed into the police cruiser being driven by Officer Jessica Knatz
Emergency officials cut Officer Knatz out of her vehicle. She was rushed to the hospital suffering non-life threatening injuries to her back and face. She remains in the hospital.
Kraus is a 4-and-a-half year veteran of the county police department, and assigned to the department's crash reduction unit - which is reportedly a program designed to reduce the number of crashes at known trouble spots along Westchester County parkways.
Kraus is suspended with pay pending an investigation into the incident.