Newsday reported A Queens man stopped by police for texting while driving took off with a state trooper hanging onto the car, dragging him across all three lanes of the eastbound Southern State Parkway in Lakeview Wednesday afternoon, State Police said.
With the trooper halfway in the vehicle, the Honda driven by Kyheem J. Kelly, 29, crashed into the concrete median, dislodging the officer and giving him a cut to his head, said Investigator Brad Molloy of the State Police in the Valley Stream office.
Liherald According to a cell phone video taken by an unidentified citizen, the officer, with the assistance of two Samaritans wearing cowboy hats apprehended Kelly after a brief struggle. The trooper was seen bleeding from the right side of his head.
Kelly was also charged with second-degree assault, reckless endangerment, resisting arrest and obstructing governmental administration.