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Two arrested after crashing into police car in East Rockaway

Sunday, May 27, 2012
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Two men are under arrest after their car crashed head-on into the car of a Nassau County police officer early Sunday morning.

The officer was traveling eastbound on Waverly Avenue when he was struck by a 2006 Toyota driven by 19-year old Vincent Rossi of Lynbrook.

Police say Rossi was driving under the influence of alcohol at the time.

Inside the car, officers found two switch blade knives, a green leafy substance believed to be marijuana, numerous red and white capsules believed to be steroids and a small glass injectable vial with an unknown liquid substance.

The car's passenger, Dhobrinshky Gracia of Lynbroo,k was also placed under arrest.

Further investigation revealed that Rossi had a a counterfeit Florida's driver's license and Gracia possessed two counterfeit Pennsylvania drivers' licenses.

The injured officer was transported to a local hospital where he was treated and released.

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