OZONE PARK — A man was arrested by police after allegedly leading officers on a chase through southwestern Queens that was started when he was caught urinating next to his car, authorities said.
Officers allegedly came across 46âˆ’yearâˆ’old John Fitzgerald urinating next to his car, which was pulled over at Peconic Street and Centreville Street at around 3:15 a.m. Jan. 8, the Queens district attorney said. According to a criminal complaint filed in Queens Criminal Court, when police confronted Fitzgerald he allegedly jumped in his car and fled the scene.
The complaint states that Fitzgerald was arrested a short time later after running several red lights and driving the wrong direction down a oneâˆ’way street.
Fitzgerald was charged with public urination and several traffic offenses, the complaint said.