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Cops: Man stabs girlfriend in Roosevelt, then crashes car in Hempstead


Man stabs girlfriend, hurts 5

in crash as he flees, cops say

A man stabbed his girlfriend multiple times during a domestic argument Wednesday evening in Roosevelt, then sped off in a car and crashed into a minivan, injuring five people, police said.

Tremaine Ashley, 37, of Park Avenue, Roosevelt, was arrested at the crash scene on Baldwin Road in Hempstead and was initially charged with driving while under the influence of drugs, Nassau County police said. He later also was charged with second-degree attempted murder and first-degree assault.

His girlfriend, who was not identified, was hospitalized Thursday in critical but stable condition, police said.

Ashley stabbed the woman multiple times during an argument inside their basement apartment just before 7 p.m., police said.

They said the victim's brother told them that Ashley fled in a 2012 Dodge, driving at "a high rate of speed" north on Park Avenue. Not long after Ashley fled, Hempstead police said, he crashed his car into a 2004 Dodge Caravan on Baldwin Road near Botsford Street.

The crash injured five people in the minivan, all of whom were taken to a hospital and treated for minor injuries.

Police said that Ashley, who was found to be driving under the influence of drugs, was taken to North Shore University Medical Center. He faces arraignment in First District Court in Hempstead as soon as medically practicable.

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