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Nassau County woman arrested for resisting arrest, injuring officer

A Southold Town police officer suffered minor injuries and a woman was arrested Saturday night after police received a call for a woman “acting irrationally and possibly having a psychotic problem” on Smith Drive in Southold, according to a press release. 

Upon police arrival, the woman, Cynthia Warshawsky of Albertson, NY, fled the scene in a motor vehicle. In the interest of safety, the pursuit was terminated by the patrol supervisor as it headed west on Route 25 toward Mattituck, police said. A short time after pursuit was ended, the vehicle was discovered to be involved in an accident on Main Road in Laurel, where it struck a tree and came to rest in a farm field.

Ms. Warshawsky, 54, then attempted to flee police by foot and a struggled ensued. She was charged with second-degree assault, unlawful fleeing and resisting arrest.

Ms. Warshawsky was transported to Stony Brook University Hospital for a psychiatric evaluation.

The injured officer was treated at Eastern Long Island Hospital and released.