Three NYPD Officers Injured in Bronx Police Chase; Alleged Drunk Driver to Blame

By Sasha Gonzales
sgonzales@bronxjusticenews.com

An alleged drunk driver fleeing from police caused a crash that left three cops injured, authorities said.

NYPD officers saw the motorist driving recklessly on Hunts Point Avenue near Bruckner Boulevard shortly before 1 a.m. Sunday, police said. When they tried to pull the car over, the driver fled and struck two vehicles, including a police car, authorities said.

The driver also nearly ran over a police officer writing a summons nearby, officials said.

The fleeing car eventually crashed on Bruckner Boulevard, where officers arrested the driver on a charge of driving while intoxicated, police said. The driver’s name was not immediately released.

Three officers were treated for injuries, including one who was struck by shattered glass, authorities said.

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Sasha Gonzales is a Staff Writer for Bronx Justice News covering breaking news and crime. A Bronx native, Sasha is an avid photographer, museum-goer, and reader. She lives in Kingsbridge.