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Officer hurt when driver flees traffic stop near Roosevelt Field mall, Nassau police say

Police said a driver fleeing a traffic stop

Police said a driver fleeing a traffic stop crashed into a median in East Garden City Thursday night. Credit: John Scalesi

Spotting a speeding car in East Garden City on Thursday evening, officers pulled it over — but the "combative" driver refused to obey orders and drove off, striking a police car, Nassau police said.

The motorist, David Sang, 21, of Brooklyn, had been driving a 2001 Nissan near Roosevelt Field mall shortly before 6:30 p.m. when he was stopped. He then headed north on Ring Road, which circles the mall, where he lost control and collided with the median, police said.

The officer who was in the car that police said Sang hit suffered head, back and neck pain and was treated and released from a hospital.

The police also sent Sang to the hospital for an evaluation, police said.

Sang faces multiple charges, police said: attempted assault, criminal possession of a forged instrument, unlawful fleeing a police officer in a motor vehicle, reckless driving, criminal mischief and speeding.

Police did not say why Sang was charged with criminal possession of a forged instrument.

Bail was set at $10,000 bond or $5,000 cash at Sang's arraignment Friday in First District Court in Hempstead. He is represented by the Legal Aid Society of Nassau County.

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