Sept. 15--Two Queens men racing their cars in Valley Stream Wednesday have been arrested on reckless driving charges after one of their vehicles crashed into a Nassau County police car, Fifth Precinct police said.
Two police officers in a patrol car -- with the emergency lights and siren on -- were responding to a call at 9:58 p.m., crossing Sunrise Highway south on South Central Avenue, when one of the racing cars slammed into them, according to a news release.
Police said the patrol car stopped twice while crossing Sunrise to allow traffic to clear before the car, driven by Enroy Duhaney, 20, of 21890 99th Ave. in Queens Village, hit them.
The other car involved in the race sped by, police said, but that driver was later arrested.
The two officers were taken by ambulance to a nearby hospital, where they were treated for minor injuries and released. Duhaney refused medical attention at the scene, police said.
Police said an accident investigation determined the two cars were racing and also led to the arrest of the driver of the second car, Marcus Moise, 18, of 221 26 106 Ave., Queens Village.
A police spokeswoman said Thursday officers did not say how fast the two drivers were going during the race.
Each driver is charged with reckless driving, participating in an illegal speed contest and imprudent speed.
They were scheduled to be arraigned Thursday at First District Court in Hempstead.