PATCHOGUE, NY — A Patchogue man was arrested after stabbing a uniformed police officer, leaving him in vital situation, after a automotive crash in Patchogue Saturday evening, Suffolk police mentioned.
The officer in a marked police automotive noticed a 1999 Mercedes Benz, pushed by 25-year-old Jonathan Nunez, driving erratically with no headlights on southbound South Ocean Avenue at about 10:40 p.m., police mentioned.
The officer tried to drag over the automotive when the Mercedes Benz crashed right into a 2004 Nissan on the intersection of South Ocean Avenue and Brook Road, police mentioned.
Nunez bought out of his automotive after the crash, didn’t adjust to the officer’s instructions, and began combating with the officer within the yard of a house South Ocean Avenue, police mentioned.
Through the combat, Nunez stabbed the officer within the leg. Two good Samaritans and responding officers took Nunez into custody, police mentioned.
The officer was transported to Lengthy Island Neighborhood Hospital in East Patchogue after which transferred to Stony Brook College Hospital the place he underwent emergency surgical procedure for a ruptured artery and is listed in vital situation, police mentioned.
Nunez was charged with aggravated assault upon a police officer, DWI and resisting arrest, police mentioned. He was admitted to Lengthy Island Neighborhood Hospital in East Patchogue and might be arraigned at a later date.
The motive force of the Nissan was transported to Stony Brook College Hospital for remedy of non life-threatening accidents.
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