ST. ALBANS — A 31-year-old Flushing man was arrested two weeks ago for giving the police a chase through the streets of southeast Queens, the Queens district attorney’s office said.
Tyson Williams was arraigned July 14 on several criminal charges, including driving without a license, assault and reckless endangerment, in the incident that took place June 30, the DA’s office said.
Around 3:30 p.m. that day, an officer in an unmarked vehicle spotted Williams, of Kissena Boulevard, driving through a red light in his green Lexus at the corner of 198th Street and Linden Boulevard, the criminal complaint said.
The officer turned on his police lights and sirens and asked the driver to pull over, the complaint said. After Williams pulled over and the officer got out of his car, Williams allegedly sped away, according to the complaint.
Williams sped through the streets at a high rate of speed and eventually crashed his car into the passenger side of a vehicle that was being driven by an off-duty 113th Precinct officer, the complaint said.
When the officer got out of his car, Williams allegedly had a fighting stance but ran away from the scene when the officer identified himself.
The officer eventually caught up to the motorist and later the police found out that Williams has had 13 driving violations in the past and had his driver’s license revoked nearly 13 years ago.
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