Taxi driver Gairy Tarrant charged in police chase from Mount Vernon to Co-op City
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THE BRONX - A cab driver has been charged in connection with a chase that injured two officers.
Authorities say Gairy Tarrant sped through a road safety checkpoint in Mount Vernon last Friday night, leading police on a chase into the Bronx.
The yellow taxi stopped at 233rd Street and Dyre Avenue where the driver allegedly drove at officers approaching the vehicle, hurting them in the process.
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The chase eventually came to an end in Co-op City at Co-op City Boulevard and Bartow Avenue where a viewer captured video of the scene.
Tarrant is facing a number of charges, including assault and reckless endangerment.