MIDTOWN — A truck driver nearly ran over an NYPD officer directing traffic near Trump Tower, calling her a "stupid b---h" after she told him to turn off of Fifth Avenue, authorities said.
Carlos Arana, 44, was driving a white Dodge truck southbound on Fifth Avenue, near East 58th Street, around 9:20 a.m. on Nov. 29 when an officer assigned to “Trump traffic detail” told him to make a left turn onto 57th Street, police and a complaint filed with the Manhattan District Attorney’s office said.
But instead of following the officer’s directions, Arana stepped on the gas, the complaint said.
When the officer approached his truck and told him to pull over, Arana responded with “F--- you," the complaint said.
The officer then walked in front of his truck to write down his license plate number, at which point Arana lurched his truck forward, the complaint said.
When the officer told him to turn his engine off, he called her a "stupid b---h” and accelerated again, forcing her to push against the hood of the truck to get out of the way, prosecutors said.
As other police officers approached the truck, Arana “created a scene" and refused to hand his driver’s license over to one of them, police said.
He only complied after police had surrounded his vehicle, the NYPD said.
The officer who first tried to stop Arana was taken to a local emergency room to be treated for left wrist, elbow and shoulder pain that required a splint up to the left elbow, the complaint noted.
Arana was charged with assault, and his bail was set at $2,500, the DA's office said.
The city's Department of Correction did not have records indicating where Arana was being held or whether he had been released.
His attorney did not respond to request for comment Tuesday.