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: NYC Congressional Representatives Call On President Biden To Intervene In Rikers Island Crisis
Jonathan Nunez, 25, appeared in court Wednesday for arraignment.READ MORE: Vaccine Mandate For NYC Teachers, Department Of Education Workers Put On Hold By Federal Judge
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: Man Wanted For Allegedly Touching Woman Inappropriately On Subway
Racioppo had emergency surgery. He was released from the hospital on Monday.