FARMINGDALE — A Richmond man has been charged after he reportedly drove his car into a police cruiser parked on the side of the road during a traffic stop.

Geoffrey Dow, 53, was arrested moments after the crash and charged with operating under the influence, said Lt. Aaron Hayden of the Maine State Police.

Nobody was injured in the crash.

Trooper Mark Ferreira stopped a car for speeding on Maine Avenue around 12:30 a.m., Saturday.

Ferreira was sitting in his cruiser during the traffic stop. Dow, driving on Maine Avenue in his 2004 Nissan sedan, approached Ferreira’s cruiser from behind. Dow’s car hit the driver side rear quarter panel of the cruiser and broke off the driver’s side mirror, Hayden said. He described it as a glancing impact that caused relatively minor damage.

Dow continue on Maine Avenue after the accident until pulling over for Ferreira’s cruiser. Hayden said Dow stopped quickly and there was no pursuit.

Dow was booked at the Gardiner Police station where he posted bail and was released.

Hayden was unsure what happened to the original driver in the traffic stop.

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