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Police: Driver hit cops twice during South Hempstead traffic stop

Markus Mcintyre, 25, left, and Kevin Curry,

Markus Mcintyre, 25, left, and Kevin Curry, 27, both of Hempstead, were arrested Friday, Nov. 17, 2017 after Mcintyre tried to flee a traffic stop, Nassau County police said. Credit: NCPD

Two Hempstead men were arrested after injuring two officers while trying to flee a traffic stop Friday in South Hempstead, Nassau County police said.

Markus Mcintyre, 25, and Kevin Curry, 27, have been charged with resisting arrest, police said.

Mcintyre was also charged with two counts of assault on a police officer, two counts of second-degree assault, first-degree reckless endangerment, third-degree criminal possession of stolen property, third-degree criminal possession of a weapon and several traffic infractions, police said. Curry was also charged with seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and unlawful possession of marijuana, according to police.

The charges stem from a traffic stop Friday night in South Hempstead near the corner of Grand Avenue and Georgia Street, police said.

Mcintyre was driving a 2007 Infiniti on Grand Avenue at around 4 p.m. when officers tried to stop him for a traffic violation, police said. During the stop, Mcintyre and Curry refused to roll down their windows, police said. When an officer opened the driver-side door, Mcintyre drove the car in reverse and hit both officers, police said.

Authorities also said Mcintyre drove the car forward and hit an officer again. As Mcintyre attempted to drive away, Curry opened the passenger door, pushed an officer and tried to flee the scene, police said.

The officers were treated for injuries at a hospital, police said. Police said they discovered that the Infiniti had been stolen in New Jersey.

Mcintyre and Curry were arraigned Saturday at First District Court in Hempstead. Mcintyre was held on bail of $100,000 bond, $50,000 cash. He is being represented by the Legal Aid Society of Nassau County, which has a policy of not commenting on cases.

Curry was released after posting bail of $1,000 bond or $500 cash, according to court records. Attorney information was not available.

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