GAINESVILLE, N.Y. — A Wyoming County Sheriff's Office deputy was taken to Erie County Medical Center by Mercy Flight following an accident on State Route 78 near the Town of Gainesville.
Around 2:30 p.m. on Thursday, deputies responded to complaints of an erratic driver. While they were attempting to locate the driver, a deputy was parked on Eddy Road and State Route 78 watching traffic when a driver lost control on a curve and left the road.
The car then crossed through a grass field and Eddy Road, hitting the park patrol car at a high rate of speed, according to the Wyoming County Sheriff's Office. The impact of the crash spun the patrol car 180 degrees and the vehicle that hit it continued on into a corn field, which is where it came to rest.
The Wyoming County Sheriff's Office deputy that was involved in the crash was flow to Erie County Medical Center and the operator of the other vehicle, Edward Marzycki, 61, of Perry, was taken to Wyoming County Community Hospital by an ambulance.
At the hospital, a drug influence evaluation was conducted on Marzycki. Deputies report that he exhibited signs of drug impairment.
Marzycki has been charged with DWAI drugs, DWAI drugs - combo, reckless driving, moved from lane unsafely and speed not reasonable and prudent.
He has been issued an appearance ticket and is scheduled to be in court on a later date.
The investigation into the crash is ongoing, police said Friday.