By Danny Schrafel
A Melville man faces multiple charges after he allegedly backed his car into a police cruiser during a traffic stop.
Suffolk County Police allege 22-year-old Teron Coleman, at 10:44 p.m. June 4, was seen by an officer sitting in a white 2003 Nissan Altima in the parking lot of the Pines Motor Lodge in North Lindenhurst, snorting what appeared to be heroin.
When a police officer approached him, however, police allege Coleman threw the Altima into reverse and slammed into the front of the police car, a 2007 Ford Crown Victoria.
No injuries were reported. It’s unclear if any police officers were in the car at the time of impact.
When police finally placed him under arrest – after he allegedly “flailed his arms violently in the air” while officers tried to cuff him – they discovered he was in possession of heroin.
Coleman is charged with operating a motor vehicle impaired by drugs; criminal mischief causing more than $250 in damage; two counts of criminal possession of a controlled substance and resisting arrest.
Attorney information was not immediately available for Coleman.