- Associated Press - Thursday, November 6, 2014

PITTSTOWN, N.Y. (AP) - State police say two troopers had to be treated at a hospital after being exposed to heroin during a traffic stop on an upstate New York road.

Authorities say the troopers stopped a vehicle Tuesday that was being driven on a rural road in the Rensselaer County town of Pittstown. As the troopers were approaching the car, a 31-year-old Brooklyn man attempted to flee with a plastic bag containing heroin.

As the troopers took him into custody, police say he tore open the bag, causing the heroin to hit one of the troopers in the eyes and mouth.

Both troopers were treated at a hospital in Troy and released.

The man was charged with assault and criminal mischief. Two residents of Rutland, Vermont who were in the car were charged with drug possession.



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