2012-06-01 / Top Stories

Local Cops Make Drug Stop,Arrest On RBB

Unworn Seat Belt Draws Attention
By Howard Schwach


Police officers and detectives from the 100 Precinct, looking for clues, work on the silver Mercedes Benz driven by Pearson. Police officers and detectives from the 100 Precinct, looking for clues, work on the silver Mercedes Benz driven by Pearson. Two police officers patrolling Rockaway Beach on May 23 spotted a man who was not wearing his seatbelt driving a silver 1997 Mercedes Benz on Beach 91 Street and Rockaway Beach Boulevard. They turned on their siren and flashers, but the driver, instead of pulling over, sped off, scattering several people who were crossing the street, police say.

Police Officer Sabrina Brailes, who was driving the patrol car, said in court documents that the car went at a high rate of speed down several local streets, taking some of them the wrong way, causing cars to pull over and get out of the speeding Mercedes’ way.

At Beach 90 Street and the Freeway, Brailes said, she spotted the driver throw two zip-loc bags out the driver’s side window.

When the driver, later identified as Davon Pearson, 24, of 145 Beach 120 Street, finally pulled over, the cops approached the car and recovered a crack pipe and an envelope containing cocaine from the car’s center console. After cuffing Pearson, the two cops went back to the Freeway, where they found the two bags, later to be found to contain marijuana.

The cops said that Pearson resisted arrest and that force had to be used to cuff him.

They also found a bag of marijuana in Pearson’s pocket, court papers say.

In addition, Pearson had no valid driver’s license.

Pearson was arraigned on May 24 in Queens Criminal Court, according to the court papers, supplied by Queens District Attorney Richard Brown.

He was charged with reckless endangerment, tampering with physical evidence, driving by unlicensed operator, resisting arrest, criminal possession of a controlled substance, criminal possession of marijuana and operation of a vehicle without safety belts.

His bail was set at $5,000 for his next court date on June 7.

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