Sheriff: Defiant NYC bar owner struck deputy with his car


NEW YORK (AP) — Authorities in New York City say the co-owner of a bar that was defying coronavirus restrictions was arrested early Sunday after running over a deputy with his car.

Sheriff Joseph Fucito says 34-year-old Danny Presti ran from Mac’s Public House after deputies observed patrons entering the establishment.

Presti is accused of getting into a car, running over a deputy and not stopping even as the deputy was left hanging onto the hood.

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The deputy was taken to a hospital for treatment of his injuries. Charges against Presti are pending.

An email seeking comment was sent to an attorney representing the bar’s owners.

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