PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — A man is facing charges after a Pittsburgh Police officer was injured in a wrong-way crash on the North Side.

The crash happened Sunday around 6:40 p.m. at Saturn Way and Jacksonia Street.

Police say Nicholas Najeski was driving the wrong way down Jacksonia Street and slammed into a Pittsburgh Police cruiser head-on.

Courtesy: Allegheny County Jail

They say Najeski tried to take off but was quickly captured.

According to the criminal complaint, Najeski had red, blood-shot eyes and smelled of alcohol. Police say they also found a marijuana pipe.

Najeski was driving under a suspended license, police said.

The officer suffered a neck injury from the crash. He was taken to UPMC Mercy Hospital for treatment.

Najeski is facing several charges, including DUI, accident involving damage to a vehicle and illegally operating a vehicle without an ignition interlock. He was not injured in the crash.

He is being held in the Allegheny County Jail.

Stay with KDKA for more on this developing story.

Shelby Cassesse