A Port Washington man faces an assault charge after police say he almost hit a detective, and continued driving away.
detectives say Richard Fahey Jr, 61, of 98 Shore Road was driving a 1994 Toyota southbound on Shore Road on Friday at 9:30 a.m. According to police, Fahey then made a left turn onto Main Street as a Nassau County Sixth Precinct detective walked southbound in the crosswalk on Main Street. They say the detective put out his hands and jumped out of the way of the vehicle to avoid being struck. Fahey’s car was observed veering to the right, causing the detective to push off the vehicle a second time.
Fahey continued to drive east on Main Street without stopping, police say. Soon after, however, he was located in his car, which was parked on Port Washington Boulevard, and arrested.
The detective was treated for his injuries at a local hospital.
Fahey is charged with third degree assault, and leaving the scene of an accident.
He was issued a desk appearance ticket and is expected to appear at First District Court in Hempstead on July 6.