A Syosset man was arrested Sunday night after he threatened a woman with a knife and "intentionally rammed" her vehicle following an argument on Sunday night, Nassau County police said.
The woman, identified only as being 22 years old, was taken to a hospital to be treated for a broken rib and facial lacerations, police said.
Police said Ari S. Drucker, 27, of 216 Summit Way, was arrested and charged with second-degree assault, third-degree menacing and third-degree criminal mischief. He was arrested by responding officers just after he crashed his vehicle into the victim's car, police said.
Police said Drucker and the woman got into a verbal altercation at a Mobil gas station in Syosset at 9:45 p.m. and that the woman drove off, stopping on nearby Birchwood Park Drive to call 911. The two did not know each other before the incident, police said, adding it was not immediately clear was sparked the altercation.
What is clear, police said, is that following the dispute, the woman left and that she called 911 and was talking to the emergency police operator when Drucker pulled alongside her car and began yelling, and then displayed a black knife.
Drucker then made a U-turn -- and, police said, "intentionally rammed" the woman's car, hard enough, police said, to send her flying into the steering wheel, breaking her rib and causing the lacerations.
Drucker appeared Monday in Nassau County First District Court, where Judge Joseph Girardi set his bond at $20,000. He is scheduled to return to court on Wednesday. d