The Second Squad reports the arrest of a Woodbury man for the multiple Assault of Police Officers that occurred on Thursday, March 2, 2023, at 7:35 AM in Plainview.
According to Detectives, defendant Terrance Clifford, 32, was traveling northbound on Manetto Hill Road, operating a 2016 Toyota sedan. At the intersection of Old Country Road, the defendant struck a 2018 Mazda SUV being operated by a 37-year-old female, forcing the vehicle to collide with a 2021 Dodge Ram being operated by a 34-year-old male. Both victims sustained minor injuries but declined at scene to be transported to a hospital.
Defendant Clifford fled the scene of the accident on foot traveling northeast on Washington Avenue. A short time later as police were trying to place him under arrest, Officers sustained injuries during the course of the arrest as the defendant was violent and combative while resisting arrest. The defendant and both officers were transported to a nearby hospital for assessment and treatment.
Defendant Terrance Clifford is charged with two counts of Assault 2nd degree, Resisting Arrest, Leaving the Scene of an Incident and multiple Vehicle and Traffic Law infractions. He will be arraigned on Friday, March 3, 2023, at First District Court located at 99 Main Street, Hempstead.