Man struggles, tries to flee from DWI arrest, police say

Thomas E. Shaw, 25, of Far Rockaway, was

Thomas E. Shaw, 25, of Far Rockaway, was arrested after he struggled with officers who pulled him over in Lynbrook, Nassau County police said. (Dec. 29, 2013) (Credit: NCPD)

A Far Rockaway man was arrested early Sunday morning after he struggled with officers who pulled him over in Lynbrook, Nassau County police said.

Police said Thomas E. Shaw, 25, was driving on Sunrise Highway at Peninsula Boulevard shortly before 3:30 a.m. when highway patrol officers ordered him to pull over for a vehicle and traffic law infraction.

Police said they determined Shaw had been driving while intoxicated, and he was arrested and handcuffed.


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Shaw then pushed away from the officer, knocking the officer down, police said. Shaw then started to run, the agency said.

An officer released a police dog, which overtook Shaw, police said. Shaw began kicking at the dog and the officers, but was subdued by the officers, who used pepper spray, police said.

Shaw was treated by an ambulance medical technician at the scene. He was charged with resisting arrest, third-degree escape, aggravated driving while intoxicated, driving while intoxicated and vehicle and traffic law violations. At his arraignment Sunday at First District Court in Hempstead, Shaw was ordered held on $5,000 cash bail or $10,000 bond. He is due back in court on Tuesday.

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