STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. - He had a suspended driver’s license, and when police spotted him driving and talking on his cell phone, instead of pulling over, he sped off, then jumped out of his car in a bid to escape, according to authorities.
Police say Reginald M.
Johnson, 38, of Roxbury Street, Mariners Harbor, was driving at the
corner of Richmond Terrace and South Avenue at 11:45 a.m. Sunday when
officers spotted him on his phone.
He sped away, police allege, then ditched his vehicle a 2003 GMC, on Northfield Court, and tried to jump over a fence.
caught up with him, though, and he wrestled with two officers, kicking
and flailing as he they tried to cuff him, police said.
is charged with resisting arrest, third-degree unlawful fleeing a police
officer in a motor vehicle, third-degree aggravated unlicensed
operation of a motor vehicle and second-degree obstructing governmental