RIDGE, N.Y. (CBSNewYork/AP) – Authorities say a man whose beating in custody sent a Long Island police chief to prison has been arrested after he crashed his Jeep into a lawn sign and then struck a police vehicle.
Suffolk County police say 32-year-old Christopher Loeb crashed into a sign in Ridge at about 8 p.m. Friday.
They say he then struck a police car with the officer in it, then drove over several lawns and struck the officer’s vehicle again.
Loeb was arrested on charges including reckless endangerment. A message was left with an attorney who represented Loeb in the past.
Loeb was arrested in 2012 for stealing a duffel bag from then-Suffolk Police Chief James Burke’s SUV. Burke was arrested in 2015 for beating Loeb while he was in custody.
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