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Three policemen injured in clash with Dominican who collided patrol car in Manhattan

NEW YORK. – Three policemen in New York were slightly injured, after the Dominican driver Orosmar Vásquez, 57, hit an identified patrolman in the uniform and refused to leave his Lexus, having to be taken by force, then that the cops had to break the window.

Vasquez was also driving in downtown Manhattan, without a seat belt and resisted arrest, fighting with the officers.

He is accused of resistance to arrest, disorderly conduct, criminal mischief and violation of the traffic law for not tying his belt, police said.

The incident occurred at 6:40 p.m. on 48 West Street, between Fifth and Sixth Avenue.

Vasquez also refused to hand over his identification, when the agents asked for it and raised the driver’s side window to try to evade the inspection.

The police requested support from the uniformed emergency services, after Vásquez started to try to flee, knocking down one of the officers.

He was taken to Bellevue Hospital in Manhattan for a psychological evaluation.

In addition to the charges, Vasquez was fined for not putting on his seat belt.

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