June 25--A Roosevelt man whose car was stopped because his 2-year-old was not secured in a car seat was arrested Sunday afternoon after police said he assaulted two officers -- one suffering a fractured hand.
Jorge Guevara, 41, of 21 Ronald Place, was arrested after the traffic stop on Nassau Road in Roosevelt at about 3:30 p.m. Sunday. He was charged with two counts of second-degree assault and second-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, as well as with being an unlicensed driver and with driving with an unsecured rear-seat passenger younger than 4.
He is scheduled for arraignment Monday in First District Court in Hempstead.
Nassau County police said First Precinct officers stopped the 1994 BMW driven by Guevara as he drove with his three children on Nassau Road.
A license check then revealed that Guevara did not have a license, police said. Police said his license had been suspended at least three times -- and was suspended at the time of the traffic stop.
Police said that, as he was being questioned, Guevara started to walk away. Officers attempted to stop him, but, police said, a struggle ensued.
Guevara suffered a facial contusion, police said. One officer suffered contusions, lacerations and a sprained finger. The other officer suffered several fractures to his hand.
Police said all three -- Guevara and the two officers -- were treated at a hospital and later released.
The children, who were not injured, were released to the custody of their mother.
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