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Police: NYPD lieutenant hurt after being struck by driver trying to flee traffic stop in Brooklyn

An NYPD lieutenant was struck by a vehicle when a driver tried to flee a traffic stop in Brooklyn Friday.

News 12 Staff

Apr 24, 2021, 11:22 AM

Updated 1,153 days ago

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An NYPD lieutenant was struck by a vehicle when a driver tried to flee a traffic stop in Brooklyn Friday.
Police say they found the driver, Takim Newson, not fit to drive and asked him to get out of the car.
The suspect then is accused of putting the vehicle in reverse and running over the lieutenant.
News 12 is told the lietenant was injured, but is out of the hospital.
Newson was later arrests on Long Island.
He had previously been arrested in North Carolina and brought back to New York for a prior shooting. Newson was released on bail.
He is charged with burglary, criminal mischief, criminal trespassing, grand larceny, unauthorized use of a vehicle and obstructing government property.


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