Police: NYC ‘Autonomous Zone’ bar owner arrested after hitting sheriff’s deputy with car
UPDATED 4:25 PM PT – Sunday, December 5, 2020
The owner who refused to close his New York City bar under coronavirus restrictions was arrested for allegedly hitting a sheriff’s deputy with his car.
The co-owner of a Staten Island bar defying coronavirus restrictions was taken into custody after running over a deputy with a car. Danny Presti was evading arrest, got into his car, struck a deputy and kept driving for 100 yards as the deputy was left hanging onto the hood. pic.twitter.com/PRRSthBbBz
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Presti reportedly tried to flee in his car and hit the deputy. Before he was stopped, he continued to drive for several feet while the deputy held onto the hood.
The deputy was rushed to a local hospital with leg fractures. Authorities said they’re investigating Presti for felonious assault.
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