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.