Luis Rivera arrested in Stony Point following police chase that injured an officer
STONY POINT - A Rockland man is under arrest after a wild police chase in Stony Point.
Police say one of their patrol officers tried to pull over Luis Rivera by an O&R substation Tuesday night for erratic driving, but he took off. When the officer pulled him over a second time, Rivera hit the gas with the officer wedged into the driver's side window.
The officer was dragged a short distance when another police cruiser arrived, and ended up being pinned between the two vehicles.
Rivera then slammed his car in reverse, hitting and damaging the cruiser. He was finally placed under arrest by a Haverstraw officer on Rosewood Drive, but not before ramming several more police cars, including that of the dragged officer.
Lt. Keith Williams says the officer was treated and released from the hospital.
The defendant is now sitting in the Rockland County Jail in lieu of $75,000 bail. He faces multiple charges including assault and reckless endangerment.