Talking to the crazies all day could make you go insane. That’s why we’re not putting too much blame on William Bannon Jr., a research psychologist at Mount Sinai Hospital. the New York Post has the story of his crazy arrest, which includes driving on the wrong side of the road, driving on the sidewalk, and finally driving with the arresting officer attached to the driver’s-side window of the car. The arrest happened on East 62nd Street near First Avenue. It was apparently a crazy early night on the Upper East Side.
Bannon was first pulled over for driving on the wrong side of the street. When the cop approached the car, Bannon hit the gas and tried to speed away. That’s when it got real.
Here’s the best part of the Post’s story:
But when the officer caught up on York and reached in to pull the keys from the ignition, Bannon hit the gas, taking the cop — who was leaning in through the car window — with him, police said.
According to the Post, Bannon was charged with first-degree assault on a police officer, leaving the scene of an accident and reckless endangerment.
But as we said, the dude works with crazy people all day long. You can’t fault him too much.
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on February 19, 2012