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Teen driver charged in child's death arrested again

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By COLLEEN LONG | AP

NEW YORK (AP) — An unlicensed driver accused of killing a 4-year-old while fleeing police last year has again been charged with a crime behind the wheel — this time injuring a police officer while bolting from a weekend traffic stop, authorities said.

Franklyn Reyes, 18, made an illegal turn Sunday evening and refused to put the SUV in park when asked by an officer, police said. One officer had reached through a passenger-side window to try to put the vehicle in park when Reyes sped off, and the officer was dragged about a block. Police said Reyes was arrested after he ditched the car in a parking garage and hid in the office.

His lawyer didn't immediately return a message seeking comment.

The Manhattan district attorney's office said Reyes was being held without bail after his arraignment on assault and other charges and is due back in court Friday.

Reyes is awaiting trial on a manslaughter charge in the death of Ariel Russo last year. Authorities said he had taken his parents' car without permission and was fleeing officers who were trying to stop him from driving erratically. He had a permit but no driver's license at the time. The SUV jumped a curb and hit a building, pinning Ariel and striking her grandmother, who survived.

He has also been accused of taking jewelry, cash and wine from a dead woman's apartment. His attorney has said that Reyes denies taking anything and was helping his father, the building superintendent, with a plumbing leak. Reyes' father was charged with similar crimes.

Sanford Rubenstein, an attorney for Ariel Russo's parents, said Wednesday that the family was outraged.

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