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Bay Shore woman flees traffic stop, hurts 2 cops, police say

A Bay Shore woman pulled over for a traffic stop late Sunday sped away from police, injuring two officers, Nassau County police said.

Arlene Tucker-Bryant, 21, of Smith Street, finally was stopped for good on Merrick Avenue in Westbury after driving for about two miles, police said.

She faces charges of assault of a police officer, reckless endangerment and government obstruction.

Two Third Precinct officers on patrol pulled over Tucker-Bryant’s 2015 Nisan Altima to conduct a vehicle and traffic stop on Fulton Street at about 9:30 p.m., police said.

During the investigation, the driver “became agitated” and closed the vehicle’s passenger window on an officer’s arm, police said.

The other officer was able to open the driver’s door in an attempt to remove Tucker-Bryant, but she put the car into reverse “at a high rate of speed,” police said.

One officer jumped out of the way, and the other officer entered the passenger side of the vehicle. He was able to get out, and Tucker-Bryant drove to Taylor Avenue and then south on Merrick Avenue, police said.

The officers were then able to stop the vehicle at 89 Merrick Ave., and Tucker-Bryant was arrested, police said.

Both officers were taken to a hospital for treatment of their injuries, which a police spokesman described later Monday as not deemed to be serious.

Tucker-Bryant is scheduled to be arraigned Monday at First District Court in Hempstead.

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