NYPD Sergeant Injured as High Motorcyle Driver Rams Through Delancey Street Checkpoint
An evasive motorcycle driver, allegedly high on drugs, was arrested Saturday night after striking a female police officer on Delancey Street.
The accident transpired at about 10:00pm at a checkpoint in the intersection of Suffolk Street by the Williamsburg Bridge. Police said the officer, a sergeant, attempted to stop the motorcycle while coming off the span, when the driver, identified as 36-year-old Brian Weldon, instead accelerated and struck a metal traffic barricade.
The flying hardware then hit the officer and she suffered a minor cut to the leg. She was taken to Bellevue for treatment and released a few hours later.
Weldon reportedly had no license to ride the unregistered bike, and refused a drug-alcohol test at the scene.
According to published reports, Police charged Weldon, whose address is apparently a Midtown hotel-turned-shelter, with several offenses including assault, resisting arrest, reckless endangerment, weapon possession, operating a motor vehicle impaired by drugs, unlicensed driving, and driving an unregistered vehicle.