Driver Charged After Deputy Injured in Substation Parking Lot

September 3, 2014 Updated Sep 3, 2014 at 4:17 PM EDT

By Megan Erbacher

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Driver Charged After Deputy Injured in Substation Parking Lot

September 3, 2014 Updated Sep 3, 2014 at 4:17 PM EDT

Grand Island, NY (WKBW) Deputies arrested 22-year-old Teresa Gilewicz of Grand Island Wednesday morning at the Grand Island Substation on Whitehaven Road.

Gilewicz had arrived at the substation at 9 a.m. to report an alleged domestic violence incident. Deputy Matthew Fuqua was taking the complaint.

When Deputy Fuqua's back-up arrived, he walked behind Gilewicz's vehicle to talk to the other deputy, sitting in a marked patrol car. The sheriff's office reports Gilewicz started to back up her vehicle, and eventually striking Deputy Fuqua in the leg and pinning him between her vehicle and the patrol car.

Undersheriff Mark Wipperman says deputies had to scream to Gilewicz to put her car in drive. Gilewicz eventually complied and freed Deputy Fuqua. The deputies interviewed Gilewicz, and over the course of questioning, determined she was likely under the influence of some substance.

A drug recognition expert was called from the New York State Police. The trooper confirmed deputies' suspicions, and Gilewicz was taken into custody. She refused a blood test and was charged with driving while impaired by drugs. Her vehicle was impounded.

Gilewicz was issued appearance tickets for Grand Island Town Court and released.

Deputy Fuqua suffered minor injuries when he was hit in the leg and pinned against the bumpers of both vehicles. He was taken to a local hospital and released later on Wednesday.