Two Hempstead men have been accused of resisting arrest for drug possession and fleeing Nassau County police officers, one of whom broke his hand during an ensuing scuffle on Tuesday night.
Officers smelled marijuana coming from a Chevrolet parked on Merrick Avenue in Westbury and asked Lloyd Davis, 23, and Christian Hines, 20, to exit the vehicle shortly after 10 p.m., police said.
Hines broke free, ran away and lost one of his shoes, which was found to have a bag of methamphetamine inside, police said. Davis also ran away from police, authorities added.
K-9 unit officers tracked the suspects down and apprehended both men after each struggled, police said.
One officer suffered a shoulder injury, another injured a finger and a third broke his hand during the struggle, police said. All three officers were taken to an area hospital where they were treated and released.
Lloyd and Hines were charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance and resisting arrest. Lloyd was additionally charged with assault.
They will be arraigned Wednesday at First District Court in Hempstead.