Hempstead, NY - February 15, 2017 - On February 15, 2017 at approximately 3:00 p.m., a New York State Trooper conducted a vehicle and traffic stop on a 2012 Honda Accord located on the Southern State Parkway, eastbound, west of exit 19, in the Town of Hempstead, Nassau County. During the traffic stop, the operator identified as Kyheem J. Kelly, age 29, of Jamaica, Queens New York drove off dragging the Trooper across all three lanes of traffic before striking the concrete center median.
The Trooper sustained head injuries and is currently being treated at a local hospital. The Trooper, with the assitance of good samaritans apprehended Mr. Kelly at the scene. Mr. Kelly was charged with Aggravated Assault Upon a Police Officer (B-Felony), Assault 2nd (D-Felony), Reckless Endagerment 1st (D-Felony), Resisting Arrest (A- Misdemeanor) and Obstructing Governmental Administration 2nd ( A- Misdemeanor). Mr. Kelly is scheduled to be arraigned in Nassau County First District Court on February 16, 2017.
Any witnesses to this incident please contact the State Police at (631) 756-3300. All calls will remain confidential.