Occasions Sq. Driver Accused Of Slamming Into Cop Rejects Plea

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The pace demon who allegedly tried to mow down a Occasions Sq. cop earlier than zooming off rejected a prosecutor’s plea suggestion of as much as six years behind bars Wednesday.

Arfhy Santos, 20, pleaded not responsible when he was earlier than a choose in Manhattan Supreme Court docket to face assault, reckless endangerment and associated counts in connection to the incident at W. 42nd St. and Eighth Ave. greater than two weeks in the past.

Santos — by means of his lawyer — additionally mentioned he was not serious about a deal for what quantities to a minimal of 5 years in jail and a most of six.

He at present faces as much as seven years behind bars on the highest rely.

“We’re going to proceed to supply a vigorous protection,” his lawyer Luis Diaz mentioned outdoors the courtroom.

Santos was arrested days after allegedly putting and dragging NYPD Officer Ian Wallace whereas driving recklessly behind the wheel of his good friend’s Mercedes-Benz round 11:40 p.m. on Jan. 13.

His pal and passenger, William Lopez, 24, can also be going through misdemeanor fees for the same however unrelated incident the day earlier than in Inwood.

Lopez allegedly drove on the sidewalk for at the least two blocks in an effort to dodge police, narrowly avoiding an officer on foot and pedestrians, authorities mentioned.

 
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