NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — There is an update on the driver accused in the stabbing a Suffolk County police officer, an act that nearly killed him.
The driver has been indicted on 10 charges, including aggravated assault.READ MORE: Israel Vows To Increase Gaza Strikes Until There Is 'Total, Long-Term Quiet' Amid Barrage Of Palestinian Rocket Fire
Jonathan Nunez, 25, appeared in court Wednesday for arraignment.READ MORE: Times Square Shooting Suspect Farrakhan Muhammad Taken Into Custody Near Jacksonville, Florida
Prosecutors say Nunez was driving under the influence and evading police when he crashed in Patchogue on April 10. He’s accused of stabbing Officer Christopher Racioppo in the leg to escape arrest.
The knife severed a vital artery, causing extensive blood loss, officials said.MORE NEWS: New York City Council Passes Bill Requiring Department Of Education To Develop Food Waste Prevention Plan
Racioppo had emergency surgery. He was released from the hospital on Monday.