Presti, who authorities said has been defying coronavirus restrictions, was taken into custody early Sunday, Dec. 6, 2020 after running over a deputy with a car, authorities said.
(Steve White via AP)The co-owner of a New York City bar accused of defying coronavirus restrictions was criticized by officials Monday after he was charged with running over a sheriff’s deputy with his car.
They said Presti got into his car, struck a deputy and kept driving for about 100 yards with the deputy hanging onto the hood.
Related Content NYC bar owner arrested after defying coronavirus restrictions: AuthoritiesPresti “should pay very, very serious consequences for what he did,” Mayor Bill de Blasio said at a separate briefing.
Staten Island is much more conservative than the rest of New York City and is the only one of the city’s five boroughs that voted for Republican President Donald Trump in November.