Police: Man Assaulted Officer

Posted at: 06/20/2014 10:43 PM
By: Jessica Layton

Green Island Police say a police car was on Lower Hudson Ave. when it was intentionally rammed from behind.

The driver of the car, James Vincent Knowles, is accused of getting out of his car and approaching the police car.

He allegedly attacked the officer who was still dazed from the crash and tried to take his weapon.

The officer was able to fight off the attack and was assisted by another driver and a State Trooper who was in the area.

Knowles is charged with Vehicular Assault and Reckless Endangerment.

The officer was treated at Albany Medical Center and released.