Two Lynbrook teens were arrested on a several charges early Sunday morning after they were involved in a car accident in East Rockaway.
According to detectives, a Fourth Precinct Nassau County police officer was traveling eastbound on Waverly Avenue when he was struck head on by a 2006 Toyota driven by defendant Vincent Rossi, 19, of Lynbrook.
Responding officers found Rossi had operated the vehicle under the influence of an alcoholic beverage, police said.
Upon further investigation, two switch blade knives, a green leafy substance believed to be marijuana, numerous red and white capsules believed to be steroids and a small glass injectable vial with an unknown liquid substance were found in the center console of the car, police said.
The passenger Dhobrinshky Gracia, 19, of Lynbrook was also placed under arrest.
Further investigation revealed that defendant Rossi had in his possession a counterfeit Florida’s driver’s license and defendant Gracia possessed two counterfeit Pennsylvania drivers’ licenses, police said. The injured officer was transported to a local hospital where he was treated and released.
Rossi is being charged with forgery in the second degree, two counts of criminal possession of a control substance, possession of a dangerous weapon in the fourth degree, driving while intoxicated and excessive tint on windows.
Gracia is charged with two counts of forgery in the second degree, criminal possession of a control substance and possession of a dangerous weapon in the fourth degree.
They will be arraigned on Sunday at First District Court in Hempstead.