Cops: Man tried climbing out of patrol car

A 28-year-old man allegedly drove his mother’s car without her permission Wednesday night, then tried to resist police by climbing out of a patrol car window, according to a Southold police report. 

Police said they attempted to arrest Mattituck resident Thomas Dougherty about 9:05 p.m. on Old North Road in Southold after he took his mother’s vehicle for a drive. But while being placed under arrest, Mr. Dougherty allegedly tried to climb out of the patrol car, according to the police statement.

Police said the defendant had to be “forcibly placed” back into the car.

Mr. Doughtery was charged with resisting arrest and unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, both misdemeanors.

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