SCHENECTADY – A Schenectady Police officer was struck and injured by a fleeing ATV Saturday, police said.
The officer was taken to Ellis Hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries and released, officials said.
The ATV operator, identified as Andrew K. Leblanc, 22, of Schenectady, was arrested and charged with second-degree assault, a felony, and misdemeanor second-degree reckless endangerment.
The incident began Saturday, just before 4:30 p.m. as officers responded to the area of Lake Boulevard for a report of multiple ATVs being operated in an erratic manner, police said.
As officers approached the group, they fled. As they did so, one ATV struck the officer, police said.
Officers arrested Leblanc on scene. He was arraigned and later released on bail, police said.