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Police: Taxi drives through checkpoint, strikes 2 Mount Vernon officers, sparks chase

A wild car chase that began last night

A wild car chase that began last night at a police checkpoint in Mount Vernon eventually wound up in Co-op City. (May 31, 2014 12:56 PM)

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....

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