The co-owner of an NYC bar that has supposedly been defying coronavirus constraints was detained early on Sunday after running a police officer using a vehicle, police said.
Danny Presti fled out of his pub, Mac’s Public House, after authorities saw individuals entering it Saturday night in breach of state and city closed orders, Sheriff Joseph Fucito explained.
Officers tried to arrest Presti as he left the pub early on Sunday, however, Presti got in his vehicle, struck an officer, and kept pushing for approximately 100 yards even since the officer had been left dangling on the hood, Fucito added.
Presti, 34, was finally stopped and apprehended, ” the sheriff said.
The wounded police officer had been taken to a hospital to get treatment for injuries in their illness was not immediately available.
The Staten Island pub was the site of protests a week following the sheriff’s office said plainclothes officials could go inside and purchase food and drinks on Tuesday. Presti was detained at the moment.
The tavern is at a place characterized by Governor Andrew Cuomo as an orange zone due to spiking COVID-19 prices and wasn’t supposed to be serving clients inside.
However, the owners had announced that the bar an”autonomous zone,” a nod to protesters who maintained control within a Seattle neighborhood in June.