Man accused of hitting police car during Long Island traffic stop

ByEyewitness News via WABC logo
Tuesday, November 5, 2019
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It happened on Monday in Wheatley Heights.

WHEATLEY HEIGHTS, Suffolk County (WABC) -- A Long Island man is facing charges after police say he intentionally hit a police cruiser.

It happened while a Suffolk County police officer was trying to pull over 21-year-old Daevon Cannon Monday afternoon in Wheatley Heights.

Police say Cannon was driving erratically and hit a telephone pole when the officer tried to stop him.

When the officer got out of his car, Cannon's accused of reversing his own car into the officer's before getting out and running.

The officer used his Taser to stop Cannon.

Cannon was charged with unlawful fleeing and reckless driving, fourth-degree criminal mischief, second-degree reckless endangerment, and leaving the scene of an incident.

Police are asking anyone with information on this incident to call the First Precinct Crime Section at 631-854-8126 or anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS.


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