A Long Island man in a stolen car struck two cops while trying to escape a traffic stop, cops said Saturday.
Markus McIntyre was driving a stolen silver 2007 Infiniti in Baldwin when a pair of cops pulled him over for a traffic violation around 4 p.m. Friday, official said.
When the cops approached, McIntyre, 25, and his 27-year-old passenger refused to roll down their windows.
The cops tried to open the driver’s door and McIntyre threw the car in reverse and gunned the engine, striking both cops and slamming into the police cruiser behind them in an attempt to flee.
He then threw the car into drive and hit one of the officers again, throwing him.
As backup arrived, the cop who was struck twice managed to grab the keys and turn the Infiniti off. He pulled McIntyre out of the car and cuffed him as McIntyre punched and elbowed him in the head, according to cops.
Kevin Curry, 27, was charged with drug and marijuana possession and resisting arrest.
McIntyre’s passenger, Kevin Curry, shoved the other cop to the ground while trying to flee but cops grabbed and arrested him. During the arrest, drugs Curry was carrying fell from him, officials said.
The two cops were taken to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
The Infiniti was stolen from New Jersey, cops said.
McIntyre was charged with assault on a police officer, reckless endangerment and criminal possession of stolen property. Curry was charged with drug and marijuana possession and resisting arrest.
Their arraignments were pending Saturday.