Cybersecdn- Mohamed Alaouie, a 44-year-old from Fort Lee, New Jersey, was involved in a dramatic incident in Midtown Manhattan on New Year’s Day. According to authorities, Alaouie, while driving under the influence, struck two police officers and four pedestrians in a chaotic spree that caused widespread alarm.
The incident began with Alaouie fighting with his girlfriend inside his black Mercedes-Benz. When bystanders flagged down police officers, Alaouie accelerated his vehicle, hitting several marked police cars and people. In the melee, his car also rammed into a halal cart, causing a woman to be pinned underneath.
Alaouie’s actions led to several injuries, although miraculously, all were minor. He was eventually apprehended by the police on West 34th Street and 9th Avenue. Upon his arrest, a significant amount of crack cocaine was discovered in his vehicle, leading to charges including attempted murder of a police officer, assault, reckless endangerment, and drug possession.
This incident underscores ongoing concerns about drug-related violence in the city and the dangers posed by impaired driving. The aftermath left the community in shock, with witnesses describing the scene as ‘chaotic’ and ‘frightening.’