Originally posted on CBS New York:
UNIONDALE, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — A police officer in Nassau County was struck and wounded by a man fleeing a traffic stop Friday night, according to a published report.
Robert Robinson, 26, of the Long Island town of Inwood, was pulled over for talking on his cell phone as he headed west on Jerusalem Avenue in Uniondale, Newsday reported.
Upon pulling Robinson over, police saw a clear plastic bag with what looked like cocaine in the center console, the newspaper reported. Officers ordered Robinson out of his 1998 Buick, but he instead drove off and hit an officer, the newspaper reported.
Robinson also slammed into a parked Jeep, causing the Jeep to hit a street sign, the newspaper reported.
The officer whom Robinson hit tried to remove him physically from the car, but Robinson accelerated and threw the officer from the vehicle, the paper reported.
Robinson eventually ditched his car on…
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