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Arrest in Wrong-Way Crash on Verrazano; Two Police Officers Injured

Cops arrested a 47-year-old man on multiple charges following a vehicle pursuit that involved the alleged perp driving against traffic on the Brooklyn side of the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge.

According to the police, the alleged perp faces a laundry list of charges including possession of drugs and assault on a police officer.

Authorities say that on Monday, August 27 at around 5:07 p.m., the suspect, Staten Island resident Peter Guarneri, was driving a 1999 Ford Econoline van which was allegedly stolen in the wrong direction in the upper-level, Staten Island-bound lanes when he crashed into an unmarked NYPD car, injuring two police officers that were inside.

The officers are currently hospitalized in stable condition and the collision led to significant delays during rush hour.

Guarneri has been charged with two counts of assault on a police officer, two counts of felony assault, reckless endangerment, three counts of assisting arrests, three counts of obstructing governmental administration, three counts of fleeing an officer in a motor vehicle, criminal possession of stolen property, criminal possession of a controlled substance and aggravated unlicensed operator.

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