Cop breaks wrist in wrong-way crash on Bronx River Pkwy.

A police officer was injured after an alleged drunken driver slammed into his cruiser while driving on the wrong side of the road in Scarsdale this morning.

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According to police, the accident happened at around 4 a.m. on the northbound side of the Bronx River Parkway. They say 15-year county police veteran Gerard Cole was on a daily patrol when he was hit by a BMW driven by Nelson Escobar, 47, of New Rochelle.

Investigators say Escobar may have driven up to three-quarters of a mile in the wrong direction before slamming into the front of the police car.

Cole swerved out of the way to avoid a head-on collision, but still broke his wrist. Escobar sustained minor injuries.

Police say Escobar is facing several charges, including DWI and vehicular assault.

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