Buffalo Man Faces Assault Charges Against Officer in Detroit Crash

by emallernee | June 8th, 2011

June 8, 2011

A man from Buffalo, New York, was arraigned Tuesday on assault charges for causing a Detroit, Michigan, wreck that injured a police officer in Detroit’s Greektown. The 30-year-old man faces a slew of charges: Assault with Intent to Commit Murder, Possession of Marijuana, Assault with Intent to Commit Great Bodily Harm, Reckless Driving Causing Serious Impairment, and Felonious Assault. If convicted, he faces life in prison.

The incident occurred Sunday at 12:20 a.m when the man drove his Ford Focus the wrong way down a one-way street and struck a Detroit police officer who was on foot patrol and crossing Monroe at St. Antoine. The driver stopped only after hitting another car, said Detroit Police Department spokeswoman Sergeant Eren Stephens.

The Detroit Free Press says the officer is in “temporary serious condition and expected to recover.”

The driver remains in Wayne County Jail.

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