A 52-year-old man who took police on a wild ride after attempting to run down officers pursuing him is facing decades in prison after being found guilty of a series of felony charges that include attempted aggravated assault upon a police officer.
Kim Carl of Yonkers was found guilty by a jury at trial of five felonies and a misdemeanor for an incident dating back to Sept. 24, 2016, when he drove his mother’s Mitsubishi recklessly, at a high rate of speed and attempted to evade police attempting to pull him over.
Shortly before 10:30 p.m. on the day of the incident, Carl was driving in Yonkers, when a patrol officer activated his lights and sirens in an attempt to conduct the traffic stop. At that point, Carl proceeded to speed up and drove across the Bronx border, at which point officers in Yonkers ceased their pursuit.
Police said that approximately 10 minutes later, Carl re-entered Yonkers in the same car, prompting officers to begin following him. Officers followed Carl into a parking lot at Water Grant Street, when Carl turned his vehicle to face two police cars. Officers ordered Carl to stop, at which point he accelerated in the directions of police, who “were able to jump out of the way, but narrowly escaped being run over.”
While the officers were able to avoid being struck, Carl hit both police cruisers intentionally, causing damage to each, before he once again sped away. Carl took police on a high-speed chase into the Bronx and onto the Major Deegan expressway before he crashed, flipping his vehicle onto its hood near the Willis Avenue Bridge.
Following the crash, Carl was arrested and taken to the hospital, where police took him into custody. Further investigation into the incident found drugs inside Carl’s vehicle.
Carl was found guilty of two counts of first-degree reckless endangerment, one count of attempted aggravated assault upon a police officer, second-degree criminal mischief and third-degree criminal mischief, all felonies. Carl was also found guilty of a misdemeanor count of criminal possession of a controlled substance. He is due to be sentenced later this year when he will face more than 40 years in prison for the various charges.
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