Police: Taxi drives through checkpoint, strikes 2 Mount Vernon officers, sparks chase
MOUNT VERNON - A wild car chase that began last night at a police checkpoint in Mount Vernon eventually wound up in the Bronx.
Police say the driver of a yellow taxi drove straight through the police checkpoint and struck two Mount Vernon police officers. It prompted police to follow the vehicle several miles into Co-op City.
At one point, officials say the taxi stopped by 233rd Street and Dyre Avenue. When a cop started walking over to the taxi, the driver allegedly started driving toward him. Police say that the cop fired at the taxi, but didn't hit anything.
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The chase ended at around 8 p.m. on Co-op City Boulevard and Bartow Avenue. Viewer video captured the scene.
Mount Vernon police will determine what charges the taxi driver may face. The driver’s name has not yet been released.