Woodhaven Man Arrested for Dragging Officer With ATV, Police Say

By Janon Fisher on March 7, 2014 4:50pm 

 Police have released a sketch of Kenny Ortiz, 31, who they say struck an officer with his ATV in Brooklyn on Sunday and then fled the scene.
Police have released a sketch of Kenny Ortiz, 31, who they say struck an officer with his ATV in Brooklyn on Sunday and then fled the scene.
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QUEENS — Police arrested a Woodhaven man for smashing into a officer with an ATV and dragging him down a Brooklyn street last weekend, police said.

Kenny Ortiz, 31, was charged Friday with attempted murder of a police officer, assault with a serious weapon, assault on a police officer, attempted aggravated vehicular homicide, resisting arrest and other driving related violations, according to the NYPD.

Authorities say that two officers in an unmarked police car tried to stop Ortiz from weaving in and out of traffic on his four-wheeler near Pitkin and Lincoln avenues, in East New York, about 3:40 p.m. on Sunday, the NYPD said.

One of the officers grabbed the handle bars of the ATV and Ortiz dragged him 190 feet, ran over the officer's leg and then fled, a police spokesman said.

The 40-year-old officer was treated at Jamaica Hospital for cuts to his left leg, a broken vertebra, a broken nose and facial bruises, but was listed in stable condition Tuesday.

Police initially arrested another man but later found he had no connection with incident, the NYPD said.

Investigators released a sketch of the suspect wearing a black helmet with white skulls and a black jacket and offered a $12,000 reward for his arrest.

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