WOODHAVEN — A Queens Village man was arraigned on reckless endangerment charges last week after he allegedly led police on a high−speed chase through the borough after officers attempted to stop his car for having tinted windows, the Queens district attorney’s office said.
Wilson Venn, 24, of 87−18 Jamaica Ave. in Queens Village, was driving a 2000 Cadillac with dark tinted windows at the intersection of 91st Avenue and 78th Street in Woodhaven between 8:15 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. Feb. 24, according to the criminal complaint.
When officers pulled the Cadillac over, Venn allegedly sped off, leading to a high−speed chase where Venn went through a number of red lights and stop signs and drove through a one−way street that caused cars to swerve out of his way, the complaint said.
When officers tried to stop Venn again three days later near Jamaica Avenue and 90th Street in Woodhaven, Venn again allegedly sped off, almost hitting an officer with his car, according to the complaint.
Another high−speed chase ensued with Venn allegedly going through signals, stop signs and riding the wrong way down a one−way street, the complaint said.
Officers were conducting an investigation near Venn’s home last week when he allegedly told one of the officers, “Whether I get out or do time, I’m going to get your name from the arrest report ... and as soon as I get out you are gonna get got,” the complaint said. “You are gonna be the second cop that I get got.”
Venn was arraigned last Thursday on reckless endangerment charges before Queens Criminal Court Judge Suzanne Melendez, who set bail at $5,000, according to a spokeswoman for the Queens DA.
Venn’s next court appearance was scheduled for Tuesday.
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