ST. ALBANS, Queens (WABC) -- Four police officers were injured when their cruisers were struck by a stolen BMW in Queens - and the driver had just been arrested for allegedly stealing another car the day before.
Nicholas Deosaran, 20, is accused of backing into one police car, and then crashing into another near the intersection of Merrick Boulevard and Baisley Boulevard just after 9:30 p.m. Thursday.
Officers were investigating auto thefts when they say Deosaran was behind the wheel of a 2011 BMW he stole in September, with a Pennsylvania license plate, taken from a Nissan in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, last January.
After smashing into the two police vehicles, Deosaran was placed into custody.
He was arrested on charges of assault on a police officer, attempted assault on a police officer, reckless endangerment, grand larceny auto, criminal possession of stolen property, obstructing governmental administration, unauthorized use of a vehicle, aggravated unlicensed operator and no license.
Deosaran has four prior arrests, including grand larceny auto and criminal possession of stolen property.
Just the day before, Deosaran was charged with grand larceny auto after police say he stole another car in East New York, Brooklyn, in February of 2022. He was released on a desk appearance ticket.
He was also arrested and charged with grand larceny auto twice more in June.
All four officers were treated at the hospital for minor injuries.
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