A young man involved in a multiple car accidents in Brooklyn and The Bronx last weekend is being held in the county jail awaiting his arraignment. The man was arrested after being involved in three separate collisions and leaving the each accident scene, reports a source. One of the other vehicles involved in the accidents was driven by a police officer. The officer was hurt and had to receive care at a local hospital.
The man, who did not have a valid license, was driving a stolen vehicle at the time of the accident. Though the young man had received permission to drive the vehicle to the owner’s house, he refused to relinquish the vehicle as planned. The owner of the vehicle had reported the theft before the man was involved in the accidents.
All of the accidents occurred after the man had spent the evening drinking at a party. It is assumed that the man was still under the influence of alcohol while he was driving and the appropriate charges have been filed. The result of the man’s breathalyzer test was not available at the time of this article.
At the time of the incident, the man was already wanted for several earlier criminal violations. Each of these cases, now that he has been arrested, will be addressed in the appropriate court of law. With his lengthy criminal record and his lack of respect for the law, the man will have a hard time defending himself when the case goes to trial.
The police officer has also filed assault charges against the man. He will mostly likely be held until his trial because of his blatant disregard for regulations as exemplified by the fact that he was driving without a license, states a cop.
It was unknown what caused the man to go on the vehicular rampage. It was possible that there was an argument or other incident that set him off or perhaps just an alcohol-induced lack of judgment. The young man was unavailable for comment.
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