Skip to main content
  1. News
  2. Crime & Courts

Police: Queens man kicked cops, tried to flee DWI arrest

See also

In addition to drunken driving charges, a Queens man is alleged to have attempted to escape police custody early Sunday after struggling with officers during his arrest in Lynbrook, Nassau County police said.

Thomas E. Shaw, 25, of Far Rockaway, is awaiting arraignment Dec. 29 at First District Court in Hempstead on charges of third-degree escape, resisting arrest, aggravated DWI and driving while intoxicated.

Court records show Shaw was pulled over just before 3:30 a.m. along Sunrise Highway near Peninsula Boulevard for allegedly failing to obey a traffic device and failing to maintain his lane of travel.

The officer noticed Shaw was exhibiting signs of intoxicated and placed him under arrest, police said. While he was being handcuffed, Shaw reportedly pushed the officer away, causing the cop to fall down, while Shaw took off running from the scene. A police dog gave chase and was able to grab hold of the fleeing suspect, cops said.

Shaw is alleged to have continued to resist arrest and kicked the police dog, “Lex,” and the other officers at the scene. During the struggle, officers deployed pepper spray and were eventually able to regain control of the situation and arrest Shaw.

Shaw was treated at the scene by an ambulance medical technician. No police officers were injured during the scuffle.

Advertisement

News

  • Pro-Russians killed
    Putin issues a warning after 3 armed protestors were shot dead in Ukraine
    Video
    Watch Video
  • Korean ferry capsizes
    Only one of 46 life boats were used in the South Korean ferry sinking
    World News
  • Oscar Pistorius trial
    Oscar Pistorius reads a Valentines Day card from his deceased girlfriend without tears
    Crime News
  • Google patent
    Google applies for patent for what could be the successor to Google Glass
    Tech News
  • 420 in Colorado
    Colorado will celebrate 420 for the first time since marijuana became legal
    Headlines
  • Racist Kansas murderer
    Why isn't the Jewish Community Center shooter being labeled as a terrorist?
    Video
    Watch Video

User login

Log in
Sign in with your email and password. Or reset your password.
Write for us
Interested in becoming an Examiner and sharing your experience and passion? We're always looking for quality writers. Find out more about Examiner.com and apply today!