Suspect allegedly nearly hit officer with car
Putnam County Sheriff Robert Langley Jr. arrested an Oklahoma man on May 15 who was allegedly intoxicated and nearly hit the officer with his car during a traffic stop.
According to the Sheriff’s Department, at about 6:15 p.m. Langley noticed a vehicle trespassing on his property in Philipstown. As he was speaking with the driver, later identified as Brant D. Carter, 33, of Stillwell, Oklahoma, Carter sped away.
Langley followed in his police vehicle and stopped Carter on Route 9 near the Appalachian Market. He ordered Carter several times to turn off his ignition. According to the Sheriff’s Department, Carter instead sped off, nearly striking Langley.
After being boxed in by traffic and storm debris near the intersection of Routes 9 and 403, Carter fled on foot. After a struggle, during which Langley suffered minor injuries, Carter was arrested, police said.
Langley was assisted by members of the Garrison Volunteer Fire Co. and passersby, including Charlie Polhemus of Polhemus Construction.
According to police, Carter failed sobriety tests and officers found several open containers of alcohol, marijuana and drug paraphernalia in his vehicle. He had no identification but was identified through fingerprints.
Carter was charged with felony assault, reckless endangerment, resisting arrest and driving under the influence. After posting bail, he was released until his next court date.