The girl accused of striking a cop with her car as she drove the wrong way on an Upper East Side road Wednesday is going through vehicular assault and different fees, in keeping with authorities.
The motorist, recognized by police as 24-year-old Sahara Dula, of Brooklyn, was additionally hit with assault, reckless endangerment and impaired driving fees.
She allegedly barreled into the police officer shortly after the NYPD responded to an unrelated heist by a gang of thieves at a high-end clothes retailer round 4:30 p.m., police mentioned. The robbers took off in a black Lexus earlier than fleeing from the automobile on foot 4 blocks from the Mackage retailer.
As police guarded that getaway automobile, an officer noticed Dula, who was behind the wheel of a grey Lexus, allegedly driving northbound within the southbound lane.
When the cop ordered her to tug over, the motive force hit the fuel and bumped into the cop, sending him flying over the aspect of the automobile, authorities alleged. Dula was arrested on the scene.
The officer suffered leg and arm accidents.
“Another night time, one other hospital emergency room, this time with our brother police officer who was run down on the Upper East Side,” the city’s PBA tweeted Wednesday.
“Thankfully he shall be OK, however we want all NYers to assist us defend the cops who defend your neighborhood.”
Two different cops were shot and wounded by one other suspect earlier within the week who was resisting arrest throughout a home dispute name.
Dula was beforehand arrested in March 2022 for prison mischief and cops alleged she destroyed property, in keeping with police.
She has not been arraigned but from Wednesday’s case, the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office mentioned.