Man arrested in hit-and-run of traffic agent

May 23, 2009 6:53:19 PM PDT
Police have arrested a man they say ran down an NYPD traffic agent in an attempt to evade a parking ticket. Police say a 26-year-old was arrested on charges of assault and leaving the scene of an accident.

The traffic agent was hospitalized in guarded condition with broken legs and a head injury. Police say she was about to write a ticket for a double-parked car when the motorist ran to the vehicle, got in and tried to drive away.

As he made his escape, the car knocked the agent to the ground and then drove over her, crushing her legs.

It's not clear whether the man has a lawyer, and he has no listed phone number.


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