Police: Driver runs over NYPD officer's foot on Staten Island

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Sunday, February 19, 2017
Driver runs over NYPD officer's foot on Staten Island
Sandra Bookman has the details.

ANNANDALE, Staten Island (WABC) -- A suspect has been taken into custody on Staten Island after police say he ran a black Nissan over a NYPD officer's foot.

The incident happened Saturday evening on Stafford Avenue and Carlton Boulevard. Police approached the Nissan Maxima and asked the driver for license and registration. Police then determined the driver of the vehicle had his license suspended. When officers asked the driver to get out of the car, he refused.

The driver then put his car in gear, and as the car began to move, the car drove over one of the officer's foot. The suspects stopped the car a short distance later, and then fled on foot.

One suspect was apprehended nearby, and the second suspect was found behind a home on 235 Shotwell Avenue in Annandale. He was arrested, and charges are currently pending.

The officer was taken to Staten Island University Hospital with a minor injury.