West Babylon woman arrested in Hempstead car rampage

A West Babylon woman was arrested early Saturday after she repeatedly rammed her vehicle into another before crashing into a building in Hempstead, Nassau County police said.

A 25-year-old man was sitting in a 2013 Toyota parked outside his Johnson Place residence around 1 a.m. when, police said, Morena Mctaw, 33, of 35 Lakeway Dr., intentionally rear-ended his vehicle with her 2000 GMC.

After the victim tried to drive away, Mctaw followed him, continuing to crash her car into his, police said.


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When the victim slowed to turn on Botsford Street, and Mctaw rear-ended him again, the impact caused Mctaw to lose control of her car and crash into a brick building at the north corner of Franklin Avenue and Botsford Street, police said.

Mctaw's vehicle then flipped over, knocking down a brick wall, police said. Mctaw was thrown from the wreckage.

She was taken to Nassau University Medical Center for treatment of a concussion and contusions and abrasions to her head and face.

Mctaw was arrested by Hempstead Village police and charged with first-degree assault, first-degree reckless endangerment and second-degree criminal mischief. She will be arraigned at a later date.

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