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Man Charged in Hit-and-Run that Dragged, Injured Cop

Ore Adeyinka6 months ago

In Newark, a 27-year-old man has been charged following an aggravated assault on a police officer.

About the Incident

According to New Jersey local news, Rafael Perez was charged with aggravated assault after allegedly driving without a license and proceeding to strike a police officer in his vehicle. The police officer was left injured as the assailant fled the scene.

The victim’s lawyer asserted that serious bodily injury occurred. In addition to this, Perez is also facing charged with assault by auto, aggressive driving, and causing injury while driving without a license.

Additional Detail of the Case

  • New Jersey Local News reports that authorities confirm that the incident was said to have occurred at approximately 4:13 am.
  • The incident took place on the 100 block of Foundry Street while the police officer was in the process of issuing parking tickets to vehicles parked on the street.
  • The car is believed to be a Mazda Protégé.
  • The victim was a 14-year veteran of the force and following the incident; he was taken to a local hospital where he was admitted for treatment.
  • Rafael Perez’s bail has been set at $150,000 in the Essex County Correctional Facility in Newark, New Jersey.

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