Trooper struck by car while making arrest


Major David C. Candelaria

Troop L Commander



On December 31, 2017 at about 2:02 AM, after a brief pursuit, two Troopers stopped a vehicle, operated by defendant, Derrick Douglas of Brentwood, NY, date of birth 09/21/78. The Troopers attempted to restrain Mr. Douglas, who actively resisted arrest.? ?While placing Mr. Douglas into custody an uninvolved Mercedes struck the rear of a Toyota pickup truck, which then struck a Trooper and the defendants vehicle. A second Trooper was injured while jumping out of the way. Troopers and the defendant sustained non-life-threatening injuries, were treated and released from the hospital.? Douglas was arrested and taken into custody for resisting arrest and drug related charges.? Additional charges are pending for the Mr. Douglas.  The incident took place on the eastbound Southern State Parkway east of N. Fletcher Ave.