Luis Rivera of Stony Point faces charges in hit and run on police officer

Luis Rivera, 32, resident of 11 Charles Ct. in Stony Point, has been charged in connection with the hit and run on a Stony Point police officer Tuesday night.

riveraHe faces charges of assault in the second degree, attempted assault in the second degree, reckless endangerment in the first degree (two counts), reckless endangerment in the second degree (three counts), criminal mischief in the second degree (five counts), criminal mischief in the third degree, criminal possession of marihuana, reckless driving and resisting arrest.

POLICE NARRATIVE:

On May 13, 2014, the Stony Point Police Department arrested the above individual on the above listed charges. The defendant was arrested following a vehicle and traffic stop on Route 210 where the defendant attempted to flee, injuring two officers. One of the officers was dragged a short distance and pinned between two vehicles. That officer was treated and released from Nyack Hospital. The defendant did damage one Stony Point Police vehicle by ramming same with his vehicle and in his attempt to flee damaged another Stony Point Police vehicle and a Haverstraw Town police vehicle. The defendant was eventually able to flee the initial scene and was pursued by a Town of Haverstraw officer in attempt to stop the defendant. The defendant led officers on a pursuit to Pine Dr. where the defendant crashed his vehicle into the front yard of a residence. The defendant again attempted to flee, and rammed his car into several Town of Haverstraw Police vehicles. The defendant was taken into custody by officers of the Town of Haverstraw Police Department after a short struggle. The defendant was arrested, processed, and is currently awaiting arraignment in the Stony Point Justice Court. Additional charges may be possible. The Stony Point Police were assisted by the Town of Haverstraw Police, The Rockland County Sheriff’s Dept. and the NYS Palisades Interstate Police.