Cabbie drives car into 2 off-duty officers after dispute

Driver shot during confrontation; officers treated for minor injuries


Associated Press

HUNTINGTON STATION, N.Y. — Authorities say a Long Island taxi driver is under arrest after he drove his cab into two off-duty police officers.

The incident happened early Sunday in Huntington Station.

Two off-duty Nassau County officers were pulled over to the side of the road.

Suffolk County police say taxi driver Thomas Moroughan pulled up and an argument started.

Police say Moroughan drove toward one of the officers. The officer fired into the taxi, identified himself as a police officer and said to get out of the car.

Police say Moroughan refused to get out and struck both officers with the taxi.

Moroughan was treated for gunshot wounds and then arrested on charges including reckless endangerment and assault. No information on an attorney was available.

The officers were treated for cuts and bruises.

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