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Cops: Driver of stolen car had pills, too

A woman was driving a stolen car and had Oxycodone pills "in plain view" on the center console when she was stopped Wednesday evening in Rockville Centre, police said.

Then, police said, she tried to escape, injuring a Rockville Centre police officer.

Camille Baez, 29, of 1277 Little Neck Ave. in Bellmore, is under arrest, charged with second-degree assault, third-degree and fourth-degree grand larceny, second-degree escape and criminal possession of a controlled substance.

She was held Thursday night pending a $15,000 cash or bond bail.

Nassau County police said Baez was stopped after a 911 call reporting "a suspicious auto" on Atkinson Road in Rockville Centre at 11:20 p.m.

Responding Rockville Centre police determined the car had been stolen Tuesday from the parking lot at Winthrop-University Hospital in Mineola. Police also said that officers saw what were determined to be 19 Oxycodone pills on the center console. Police said Baez did not have a prescription for the pills.

Police said that after being taken to the Rockville Centre Police Department, Baez "attempted to escape."

During that attempt, police said, Baez injured an officer.

That officer, whose identity was not released, was taken to a hospital to be treated for a sprained finger.

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