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Driver charged with hitting police detective

A motorist was arrested and charged with leaving the scene of an accident and assault on Friday morning, police said, after his car struck a Nassau police detective who was crossing a Port Washington street.

The Sixth Precinct detective, who was not identified by name, was taken to a hospital where he was treated for various injuries, police said, but was expected to be released Friday night.

Richard Fahey, Jr., 61, of Shore Road, Port Washington, was found a short time after the accident through his car's license plate number, police said, and arrested.

Fahey was driving a 1994 Toyota south on Shore Road and made a left turn onto Main Street as the detective was crossing Main Street, police said. The detective, on duty and in plain clothes, tried to jump out of the way of the car and pushed off the vehicle, first once, and then a second time when the car swerved, police said.

Fahey did not stop, police said, and continued to drive east on Main Street.

Fahey was issued a Desk Appearance Ticket for July 6 in First District Court, Hempstead, on charges of third degree assault and leaving the scene.

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