Piermont man indicted in ramming of police chief’s car
Craig M. Dennis of Route 25C is charged with reckless conduct, simple assault on a police officer and resisting arrest or detention, all on Aug. 20 in Piermont.
Dennis ';recklessly drove his vehicle'; — considered a deadly weapon, according to the indictments — ';from a driveway directly into a cruiser,'; driven by Piermont Police Chief Robert Garvin, placing the chief in danger of serious bodily injury.
Also, Dennis'; ';mouth had unprivileged physical contact with'; the hand of New Hampshire State Police trooper Sean McCarthy on that date, according to the indictments, and Dennis is further accused of interfering with McCarthy';s attempts to take him into custody.
The grand jury handed up the indictments last Friday at its September session. They were made public Wednesday.
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