By CBSNewYork Team

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A Staten Island bar owner who fought COVID restrictions will not be facing charges for hitting a sheriff’s deputy with his SUV.

A grand jury decided not to indict Daniel Presti for the shocking Dec. 6 incident that was captured on security video.

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Footage shows Presti running to his Jeep and driving off with a deputy on the hood.

It left a deputy with two broken legs.

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Presti’s lawyer claims he did not know the men were law enforcement and feared for his life.

Instead, the owner of Mac’s Public House faces two misdemeanor counts for violating alcohol laws during the ban on indoor dining.

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CBSNewYork Team