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Police: Medford Woman Crashes Into Two Vehicles, Arrested For DWI

Pendoria Jackson, 45, drove into a police car and a Jeep Cherokee Friday night says police.

A Medford woman was arrested on charges including driving while intoxicated resulting from colliding into two vehicles around 9:30 p.m. Friday, Suffolk County Police said.

While responding to a call of an erratic driver of a Ford SUV on Sills Road in Medford, officer Jaime Bustamante pulled over Pendoria Jackson, 45, at the intersection of Horseblock Road and Sills Road. Jackson reportedly refused to lower her window for the officer, and when Bustamante attempted to open the door she drove away.

Police chased the car for a short while, but were instructed to end the chase, turn off the lights and sirens and follow at a safe distance.

Jackson eventually drove to Woodside Avenue and CR-101 in Bellport, and reportedly crashed into a stop sign and then a Fifth Precinct vehicle. Two on-foot officers were narrowly missed, and the officer in the vehicle was not injured.

Jackson continued westbound on Woodside Avenue and reportedly struck a Jeep Cherokee at a red light at the street's intersection with Harlem Avenue.

Jackson was arrested and charged with felony driving while intoxicated, unlawfully fleeing a police officer in a motor vehicle in the third degree, criminal mischief, reckless endangerment and reckless driving.

Police said that two officers from the Sixth Precinct were injured while attempting to break the window of Jackson's vehicle and were treated for minor injuries at Brookhaven Memorial Hospital Center. Jackson and the driver of the Jeep Cherokee were also treated for minor injuries at the same hospital.

Jackson is scheduled for arraignment Saturday.

Update 4:45 p.m.: The name of the defendant was misspelled in the original information that Suffolk County Police issued. That error has been fixed.

Archie Bunker February 23, 2013 at 05:16 PM
Nice Job Pandoria!
Jean Dowd bigchick193@gmail.com February 23, 2013 at 11:48 PM
I was stopped at the traffic light at Harlem and Woodside opposite the car that she hit. Most bizarre thing I have ever seen. Cops all had their light on coming down Woodside. There were quite a few cop cars. I am glad they did have their lights on because it alerted traffic, including myself, and no one else was involved in the crash.
C O February 24, 2013 at 12:54 AM
I wish the SCPD had more cops to patrol the area and rid our neighborhood of people like this. Great job guys... Get out there and keep it up!

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