Driver reverses into police car in Oceanside, injuring 2 officers: Nassau police

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Man accused of hitting nassau police with car in oceanside

Romaine Robinson is accused of ramming his vehicle into a police vehicle, injuring two officers, in Oceanside, New York on May 1, 2021, Nassau police said. (Credit: NCPD)

OCEANSIDE, N.Y. — A driver was arrested Saturday night after fleeing a traffic stop on Long Island and then reversing into a police car, injuring two officers, police said Sunday.

According to authorities, when narcotics detectives tried to stop a gray Porsche in Oceanside around 9 p.m., the driver initially pulled over but then took off when officers approached the vehicle.

Police later found the Porsche, and that’s when the driver put the vehicle in reverse and slammed into the detectives’ car at a high rate of speed, police said.

Romaine Robinson, 25, was arrested at the scene after a brief struggle, authorities said.

A substance believed to be cocaine was found in his possession, police said.

The officers were treated at a hospital for head, neck and face injuries, police said. One of the officers also suffered a hand fracture.

Robinson faces a slew of charges, including criminal possession of a controlled substance, criminal sale of a controlled substance, criminal possession of a weapon and assault. He was expected to be arraigned Sunday in Mineola.

It’s not clear if Robinson has an attorney who can comment.

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