An Amityville man led Nassau County police officers on a chase, ramming several patrol cars before he was apprehended late Thursday night, authorities said.
A Highway Patrol officer pulled over a Toyota for driving erratically on the Long Island Expressway in Syosset at 11:18 p.m. when the driver, 26-year-old Earl Perry, was found to have suspended driver’s license and suspended registration plates, police said.
Perry fled westbound in his vehicle and exited the LIE westbound on Jericho Turnpike, passing several steady red traffic lights before he struck a patrol car at the corner of Jay Court, police said.
He then drove eastbound on Jericho Turnpike, striking the same police vehicle again, police said. He then placed his vehicle in reverse and struck another patrol car, police said.
Perry’s vehicle eventually stopped on Rudolph Court, where he again reversed into a patrol car, police said. He then fled the scene on foot.
Officers arrested Perry after a brief foot chase. One officer was taken to a local hospital, where he was treated and released for neck and back injuries.
Perry was charged with assault, criminal mischief, reckless endangerment and numerous traffic violations.
He will be arraigned Friday at First District Court in Hempstead.