West Babylon woman arrested in Hempstead car rampage

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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.

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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