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Cops: Motorist strikes man, drives eight blocks with victim on hood • Brooklyn Paper

Cops: Motorist strikes man, drives eight blocks with victim on hood

76th Precinct

Carroll Gardens-Cobble Hill–Red Hook

Knife strife

A 44-year-old man was arrested for allegedly threatening a woman with a knife on Atlantic Avenue on May 11.

The victim told police that she was inside her car between Hicks and Henry streets at 5:15 pm when the suspect began knocking on the driver-side window, waving a knife, and shouting threats.

Bad ride

Cops busted a 59-year-old motorist for allegedly hitting another man’s car on the Atlantic Avenue exit on the Brooklyn Queens Expressway — then driving off while the victim clung to the suspect’s car.

The victim told police he was pulling off the highway at 10:10 pm on May 10, when the suspect, driving a 2004 Eurovan, rear-ended his car.

When the victim left his vehicle to survey the damage, the perp hit the gas, carrying the unfortunate motorist on the hood for approximately eight blocks until they reached the corner of Poplar and Hicks streets.

Police say the suspect was carrying cocaine and a pipe with cocaine residue at the time of his arrest.

In the joint

A man accused of driving erratically allegedly told cops he smoked a good deal of marijuana before he got behind the wheel.

Police say they pulled over the driver on Hamilton Avenue after he was spotted swerving inside the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel on May 8 and passing through an inoperable EZ Pass gate at 8 am.

When the officer spoke with the motorist, the suspect allegedly blamed his bad driving on pot.

“I smoked marijuana,” the suspect stated, according to police reports. “I smoked a joint, it was kind of big.”

Brunt assault

Cops nabbed a man who allegedly walked into a Van Brunt Street business and punched an employee in the face on May 8.

The victim told police that he was at work near Reed Street at around noon when the 38-year-old suspect sauntered in and socked him once in the face.

— Colin Mixson

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