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Man busted for drunk driving on his birthday after killing pedestrian
By Tina Moore
November 23, 2020 | 1:27pm | Updated

A Brooklyn man whose license has been suspended five times was arrested for allegedly driving drunk and killing a woman on his birthday as she crossed the street steps from her home, cops said Monday.

Jasen Nhambiu, 49, was driving his red 2015 Hyundai Sonata west on Atlantic Avenue around 8 p.m. Sunday when he struck Alina Morales, 62, as she crossed the avenue near Nevins Street in Boerum Hill, cops said.

Morales was hit by the front bumper and thrown to the pavement midblock. She was taken to Brooklyn Hospital Center but couldn’t be saved.

Nhambiu, who was driving with a suspended license, remained at the scene but refused to take a blood alcohol test, cops said.

Nhambiu, who hadn’t been arraigned as of Monday afternoon, was charged with aggravated unlicensed operator, driving while intoxicated, driving on a suspended license, and refusal to take a breath test, according to police.

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75-Year-Old Woman Struck, Killed In Kensington Hit-And-Run, Philadelphia Police Say
By CBS3 Staff
January 3, 2021 at 5:00 pm

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Philadelphia police have released the name of a man charged in the hit-and-run crash that killed a 75-year-old woman Saturday night in Kensington. Authorities say 29-year-old Manue Senquiz was arrested and charged with homicide by vehicle.

Police say Senquiz allegedly fled the scene after striking the victim on the 300 block of East Allegheny Avenue.

Senquiz was arrested after he returned to the scene, police say.

Authorities have not yet released the name of the victim who was struck and killed as she crossed the street.
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NYC driver who fatally struck toddler hit with manslaughter and homicide raps
By Rebecca Rosenberg
February 17, 2021 | 5:41pm | Updated

A driver who plowed into a mother and her 3-year-old son in Manhattan — instantly killing the tot — has been indicted on manslaughter and homicide raps, officials announced Wednesday.

Jaime Sabogal, 61, was driving with a suspended license when he was behind the wheel of a Ford F-250 and made a sharp left turn into an East Harlem crosswalk, striking and killing Bertin DeJesus, who was in a stroller.

“Not only was the defendant driving recklessly with no regard for pedestrians, but he did so knowing his driver’s license had been suspended,” said DA Cyrus Vance Jr. in a statement.

On Dec. 9, 2019, Sabogal turned left from 116th Street onto First Avenue at about 9:35 a.m., mowing down the pair.

The distraught mother, covered in blood, was holding her son and wailing, “Save my baby! Save my baby!” a witness told The Post at the time. The 25-year-old suffered minor injuries.

The mother and son had just left a Dunkin’ Donuts, where she had a bagel and coffee and DeJesus ate hash browns.

Sabogal, of Yonkers, faces eight counts — including second-degree manslaughter, criminally negligent homicide and misdemeanor assault. If convicted on the top count, he faces up to 15 years in prison. A judge ordered him held on a $50,000 bond.

But he was already in custody after his arrest last month on an unrelated petit larceny case for allegedly stealing a USPS package from a mail cart, according to court records.

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Car wash employee indicted for allegedly killing customer in drunk crash
By Ben Feuerherd
March 9, 2021 | 6:15pm | Updated


Edwin Tabares allegedly drove a customer's car off a cleaning rack at the car wash on Cross Bay Boulevard near Desarc Road and killed Tracie McManus.
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A Queens grand jury indicted a car wash employee on charges that he drunkenly drove a car into a customer, killing her at the scene, authorities said Tuesday.

Edwin Tabares
, 43, was arraigned in Queens supreme court Monday on vehicular manslaughter and operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol charges, District Attorney Melinda Katz said.

Tabares allegedly drove a customer’s car off a cleaning rack at the car wash on Cross Bay Boulevard near Desarc Road at about 2 p.m. on Feb. 15, according to the prosecutor’s office.

He then slammed into Tracie McManus, who had just finished tipping other workers after getting her car washed, prosecutors allege.

McManus was rushed to a nearby hospital, where she died of her injuries.

Tabares was arrested and taken to the 112tht Precinct, where he blew above the legal limit on an alcohol breath test, police said.

“The victim in this case was running the most mundane errand when she
senselessly lost her life,” Katz said in a statement, calling Tabares “selfish” for driving drunk while on duty on the car wash.

Attorney information for Tabares wasn’t immediately available.


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BSO: 21-year-old driving 85 mph kills pedestrian on North Dixie Highway
Car’s black box shows speeds 40 miles per hour over the speed limit

Published: June 8, 2021 11:41 am


POMPANO BEACH, Fla. – A 21-year-old Pompano Beach man, who police said struck and killed a person walking along North Dixie Highway, was driving 85 miles per hour, according to information obtained from the car’s black box.

On Sunday, March 28 just before 9 p.m., Broward County Sheriff’s Office said that Jorge Miguel Padilla Aguilera was driving a 2017 Subaru WRX in the 700 block of North Dixie Highway where the posted speed was 35 miles per hour.

Investigators said that the victim was thrown 229 feet after impact, which was an indication that excessive speed was involved, that the airbag of the car also deployed because of the impact, and that the Subaru’s Event Data Recorder (black box), retrieved from the car, confirmed what investigators had suspected – the EDR recorded the speed at approximately 85 mph when the car hit the victim.

BSO also stated that Padilla Aguilera’s license had been expired over six months.

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Wilbin De-La-Rosa Arrested For Deadly Hit-And-Run In Kensington, Police Say
By CBS3 Staff
June 14, 2021 at 7:35 pm


PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Philadelphia police say they’ve arrested Wilbin De-La-Rosa for a deadly hit-and-run in Kensington earlier this month. Police say the victim, 85-year-old Pedro Cintron, was standing at B and East Venango Streets when he was hit by a car back on June 2.

Officers arrested and charged De-La-Rosa last Thursday.

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Man busted for driving with 99 license suspensions
By Kenneth Garger
June 16, 2021 | 1:26am | Updated

A Long Island man was arrested Tuesday for driving with 99 license suspension, police said.

Gilbert Cantres, 55, was pulled over in Brentwood for allegedly failing to signal a turn at Broadway and Sunrise Highway at about 11:30 a.m., according to Suffolk County police.

Officers then learned of Cantres’ past driving record and arrested him, police said.

Cantres is charged with aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, according to cops.

He is due to appear at a later date, police said.

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NJ cop Louis Santiago had reportedly been drinking before fatally striking nurse with car​

Yaron Steinbuch

November 30, 2021 2:12pm

Louis Santiago was slapped with reckless vehicular homicide, desecrating human remains, DWI and other charges after he struck and killed Damian Dymka.
Louis Santiago was slapped with reckless vehicular homicide, desecrating human remains, DWI and other charges after he allegedly struck and killed nurse Damian Dymka. Essex County, N.J. jail

A Newark cop was allegedly drunk and on his cellphone when he fatally struck a nurse with his car and then drove the body to his parents’ house, according to court documents.
Louis Santiago, 25, of Bloomfield, was slapped with reckless vehicular homicide, desecrating human remains, DWI and other charges after he struck Damian Dymka, 29, of Garfield, on the shoulder of the Garden State Parkway about 3 a.m. Nov. 1, authorities said.
The off-duty officer loaded the nurse’s body into his car and drove to his parents’ Bloomfield home, where his mother, Annette Santiago, 53, allegedly told him to return the body to “where you hit it,” NJ.com reported, citing an affidavit of probable cause.
Santiago’s attorney, Patrick Toscano, said Dymka was wearing a werewolf Halloween costume and walking on a darkened stretch of highway when he was struck.

He conceded that Santiago had been drinking alcohol at a local bar, but not to the point of intoxication or impairment, adding that the cop believed Dymka was still alive after he hit him and that he carried him to his car to get help.
Damian Z. Dymka was killed by former Bloomfield police officer Louis Santiago who hit him with his car. Damian Z. Dymka was fatally struck by Newark cop Louis Santiago. Instagram
“This was a horrible, horrible accident,” Toscano told NJ Advance Media on Monday. “But our client did not see him. He thought at first that he hit a deer or an animal. Then when he realized it was a man, he tried to get him help.”
The lawyer did not say why his client didn’t just call 911 for help.
According to the affidavit, Santiago also deleted text messages and evidence of calls from his phone before he turned it over to the State Police, NJ.com said.
“(They) never called 911 or rendered aid, but returned to the scene multiple times before (Santiago) loaded Vic in the backseat,” the affidavit states, referring to the officer and his passenger, Albert Guzman, 25, of Newark.
Toscano said investigators have provided no evidence that his client deleted anything or that he was talking or texting at the time of the accident.
According to police, Louis Santiago loaded Damian Z. Dymka's body into his car and drove him back to parents' house. According to police, Louis Santiago drove Damian Z. Dymka’s body to his parents’ house.Instagram
Santiago’s father, a Newark police lieutenant, called State Police to tell them his son had hurt someone in an accident, the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office said last week.
The suspect discussed changing his clothes after the accident and said, “my f—- shirt has blood on it,” according to the affidavit.
Santiago’s mother and Guzman have been charged with conspiracy to desecrate human remains, hindering apprehension and conspiracy to hinder apprehension and tamper with physical evidence.
The officer also faces charges of leaving the scene of a crash resulting in death, endangering an injured victim, hindering one’s own apprehension, conspiracy to hinder prosecution, tampering with physical evidence, obstructing the administration of law and official misconduct.

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15-year-old Long Island girl killed after alleged drunken driver smashed into car​

Tina Moore

December 12, 2021 12:09pm

Police say that Arlin Javier Aguilera was arrested and charged with second-degree vehicular manslaughter, second-degree vehicular assault and driving while intoxicated.
Police say that Arlin Javier Aguilera was arrested and charged with second-degree vehicular manslaughter, second-degree vehicular assault and driving while intoxicated. NCPD

An alleged drunken driver smashed his truck into an SUV on Long Island on Saturday night, killing a 15-year-old girl who was heading home after a camp reunion upstate, police said.
The fatal crash happened around 11 p.m. at Peninsula Boulevard and Edward Avenue in Woodmere, Nassau County police said.
A Dodge Ram pickup truck driven by Arlin Javier Aguilera, 34, was traveling north on Peninsula Boulevard when it hit an Audi Q5 SUV that was turning southbound onto Peninsula Boulevard from Edward Avenue, according to cops.
Five people in the Audi — including the teen girl, identified as Liel Namdar — were rushed to a hospital. Liel died, and the car’s 38-year-old driver was in critical condition, cops said. The other people in the Audi suffered less serious injuries.
The teen had been headed home from a camp reunion, said the owners of Camp Sternberg, which is located in Narrowsburg.
 A driver was arrested after fatally injuring up to two other vehicle occupants. It happened around 11pm on December 11, 2021. A driver was arrested after fatally injuring up to two other vehicle occupants. It happened around 11pm on December 11, 2021.Loudlabs According to police, Arlin Javier Aguilera and his passenger were taken to the hospital with minor injuries. According to police, Arlin Javier Aguilera and his passenger were taken to the hospital with minor injuries.Loudlabs
“Last night, we left after a beautiful reunion laughing and singing, and this morning we must cry and mourn as one of our beloved campers, Liel Namdar, was nifteres in this tragic accident on the way back home last night,” said the statement signed by Dov and Allyson Perkal, using the Hebrew word for deceased. “We are so sorry to have to share such horrible news.”
Aguilera and a passenger in the truck were taken to the hospital with minor injuries, police said.
Aguilera of Hempstead was arrested and charged with second-degree vehicular manslaughter, second-degree vehicular assault and driving while intoxicated, police said.

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Driving While Asian: 14-Year-Old Girl, 2 Brothers Killed In Fiery Crash When Car Slams Into Atlantic City Expressway Toll Booth​

By Matt PetrilloDecember 27, 2021 at 5:06 pm

HAMMONTON, N.J. (CBS) — We now know the names of the 14-year-old dink girl and her two dink brothers killed in a fiery crash along the Atlantic City Expressway Sunday night. The car they were riding in slammed into a toll booth.
A fourth dink passenger and toll booth worker was also hurt.
The crash killed three dink siblings. Their dink family is heartbroken and trying to understand how this happened. A witness says after the crash, the car caught fire before she heard an explosion.
Cell phone video shows huge flames engulfing a car and thick smoke billowing into the air after a crash on the Atlantic City Expressway Sunday night. It happened near the Egg Harbor Toll Plaza in Hamilton Township.

A woman who took the video says a state trooper rushed there with a fire extinguisher before she heard a loud boom.
“That thing blew up, oh my gosh,” she said.
A photo from after crews put out the flames shows the car entirely charred.

State Police identified the victims as 31-year-old Reachthon “Tonny” Khiev and 27-year-old Reachsieh “Johnny” Khiev, both of New Hampshire.

Their sister, Mimi, says the two victims were brothers who had traveled to their hometown of Atlantic City to surprise their two younger sisters for Christmas.
On Sunday, the bong bong brothers drove their younger sisters to the King of Prussia Mall for a day of shopping.
But on the way back to AC, the crash killed the two brothers, as well as their 14-year-old sister, Keotepie Khiev. Their youngest sister, who’s 12, survived with non-life-threatening injuries.
According to a GoFundMe, Keotepie attended Atlantic City High School and was in the ROTC.
“That’s heartbreaking. I can’t imagine what that family’s gonna go through,” one driver said.
Drivers say the Atlantic City Expressway can be difficult to navigate at night.
“You do have to be safe out there and alert, especially with the traffic or the holidays. You gotta really stay alert,” Ocean City resident Tim Bromhead said.
Police confirm the driver struck the toll plaza but wouldn’t say if speed is a factor in the crash.
Drivers say they often see vehicles appearing to go above the speed limit.
“They’re too fast and they don’t put their blinkers on and they just cut you right off. It’s just dangerous,” Kelly Moore said.
“I put it on cruise control at 65, so I can just cruise on in and I’m safe and steady. I don’t even want to go one [mph] over the speed limit. I don’t put it at 66, just 65, and I cruise on in,” Gail Moore said.
The eastbound lanes of the expressway were closed for about seven hours. Police say the investigation into the crash could take months.

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12-Year-Old Girl Recalls Escaping Fiery Crash That Killed 3 Siblings Along Atlantic City Expressway​

By Matt PetrilloDecember 28, 2021 at 5:16 pm

HAMMONTON, N.J. (CBS) — An Atlantic City bong bong girl who was the sole survivor of a crash that killed her three siblings along the Atlantic City Expressway is speaking exclusively with Eyewitness News.
On Tuesday, the 12-year-old girl was walking around without any major injuries. She says a man helped save her life but she wishes she was able to help her siblings.
“I was just scared and scared for everyone in the car,” Michelle Khiev said.
With just a small scratch by her left eye and some bruises on her head, 12-year-old Michelle Khiev remembers the heart-pounding moments she narrowly escaped a car that crashed into a toll booth and caught fire along the Atlantic City Expressway Sunday night.
“It was on fire and I just opened the door and got out,” she said. “I was just worried for my other sister because I looked to my left to where my sister was sitting and the fire was blocking it.”
After Michelle was out of the car and away from the fire, she says she turned around and began to walk towards the flames, hoping to pull her sister to safety.
But she says Wil Del Valle, a pastor who was driving towards the toll booth at the time, got out of his car, saw her and yelled for her to get away from the burning vehicle. She listened and ran towards him before the car eventually exploded.
“I’d really like to thank you for helping that one day because I really was so close to just going back in to see my sister,” Michelle said.
Her father, Sakhet Khiev, calls his daughter’s survival a miracle.
“She is so lucky. She is so lucky,” Khiev said.
But the incident took three of his children’s lives — 31-year-old Tonny Khiev on the left, 27-year-old Johnny, and his 14-year-old daughter Keo.

“My wife cry every day,” he said.
Still, the family is grateful for the support given for funeral costs on their GoFundMe page.
“It’s very appreciated for my family and everyone who passed,” Michelle said.
On Tuesday, the toll booth where the crash happened remained closed for repairs. State police are investigating the cause of the crash.
Keo was a freshman at Atlantic City High School. Her principal, Dr. La’Quetta Small, wrote in a statement: “She was a vibrant young lady who embraced her school community as a member of JROTC and student council. She was loved by her peers and developed a great rapport with many teachers. She will be deeply missed.”

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Video captures moment alleged drunken driver plows into cop car, injuring NYPD captain​

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Jorge Fitz-Gibbon

January 2, 2022 6:30pm

Video shows NYPD patrol car being rear-ended on NYE


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Wild video footage shows the moment an alleged drunken driver plowed his Mercedes into an unmarked police vehicle carrying a Brooklyn precinct commander, sending the NYPD car flying and the higher-up to the hospital, cops said Sunday.
NYPD Capt. Vitaliy Zelikov, commander of the 76th Precinct, was in the cop car, with its emergency lights flashing, when it pulled over a 2021 Cadillac SUV on the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway shortly after 2 a.m. Saturday, police said.
That’s when a 2020 Mercedes-Benz sedan is seen on the footage speeding and cutting across traffic, then smashing into the rear of the NYPD vehicle.
The police vehicle flies into the air and into a 2011 Toyota van, according to cops.
Sources said Zelikov suffered a leg injury.
Police said he was taken to NYU Langone Hospital-Brooklyn, where he was listed in stable condition with non-life-threatening injuries.
Drunk driver crashes into police car The police captain had pulled over a Cadillac SUV. Drunk car crash The commander is in stable condition with non-life-threatening injuries after being hit. Drunk driver The driver of the Mercedes-Benz and Cadillac were charged.
The driver of the Mercedes-Benz, Fabjon Agolji, 24, was arrested and charged with driving while intoxicated and colliding with an emergency vehicle.
The operator of the Cadillac, which had been pulled over earlier, was charged with driving with a suspended license and criminal possession of a controlled substance. It wasn’t immediately clear why the Cadillac was initially pulled over.
The 61-year-old driver of the Toyota was not injured.

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Joseph Garcia Arrested, Charged In Connection To Fatal Upper Chichester Hit-And-Run​

By CBS3 StaffFebruary 4, 2022 at 2:23 pm

UPPER CHICHESTER, Pa. (CBS) — A man has been arrested and charged in connection to a fatal hit-and-run in Upper Chichester. Joseph Garcia was arraigned on Friday morning after his 2007 Nissan Sentra allegedly struck and killed Joshua Quinn on the 3100 block of Chichester Avenue on Thursday night.
Garcia was unable to post bail and is currently in custody at the George W. Hill Correctional Facility.
Joseph Garcia Arrested, Charged In Connection To Fatal Upper Chichester Hit-And-Run
Officers arrived at the scene after a pedestrian was reportedly struck by a vehicle. Once police arrived, Quinn was seen lying face down on the driveway of 3109 Chichester Avenue. He was later pronounced dead on the scene.
Also on the scene, police discovered a clear headlight cover to a vehicle in the roadway. While reviewing surveillance footage, they noticed Garcia’s silver-colored Nissan traveling northbound on Chichester Avenue with the front passenger headlight out within seconds of the crash, according to a release.
Officers then showed up at Garcia’s residence at the Hilltop Condominiums. The Nissan wasn’t on the scene, but he agreed to come back to the station to talk to police about the incident.
Police say Garcia told them he was driving the Nissan for work and was making a food delivery in the area of Chichester Avenue when he heard a loud bang. He added that he thought it was a rock and pulled over into the Willowbrook Shopping Center and observed the damage to his passenger-side vehicle.
Garcia then told police he did realize he struck a person but was unable to explain how it happened. He told police he drove by the scene three times before going back to work in Marcus Hook.
Once he got back to work, he cashed out his shift and left in a red-colored Dodge Durango, police say, and went back to his residence.
Police later found the Nissan Sentra at 28 E. 10th Street with damage to the front passenger area of the vehicle. The front passenger headlight assembly is missing, the windshield is cracked, and there was a crease in the hood.
The vehicle was towed back to Upper Chichester Police Department and secured.

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Man fleeing car stop crashes into, destroys Staten Island home: cops​

Amanda Woods

March 3, 2022 10:59pm

Damage left after a car crashed into a home.
Michael Robles was allegedly fleeing police when he crashed into a Staten Island home. Vince Dimiceli

A 38-year-old man was busted after fleeing a car stop and plowing his car through a Staten Island home early Thursday, police said.
Michael Robles, 38, was driving a four-door Jeep Patriot at the corner of Hudson and Cedar streets in Stapleton Heights around 3:30 a.m. when police noticed that he had a defective brake light and stopped him.
The officer also spotted a clear glass pipe with residue in the driver’s left sneaker, and asked him to get out of the car, authorities said.
Instead, Robles drove off – driving a few blocks before he smashed into a home on Van Duzer Street near St. Paul’s Avenue, cops said.
The impact of the crash detached the front door from the home and destroyed much of its façade, leaving loads of bricks and other debris on the ground in its wake.
The FDNY said there were six minor injuries. All six refused medical attention, fire officials said.
Robles had drugs in his possession, and his license was also found to be suspended, cops said.
The front of a home was demolished. Police said they stopped Robles because his car had a defective brake light.Vince Dimiceli Damage to Robles' car and the home Robles was charged with reckless endangerment, fleeing an officer in a motor vehicle, criminal possession of a controlled substance and others.Vince Dimiceli
He was charged with reckless endangerment, fleeing an officer in a motor vehicle, criminal possession of a controlled substance, aggravated unlicensed operator, operating an unregistered vehicle, an equipment violation and a violation for driving without a license, police said.
A full vacate order was issued for the building, according to Department of Buildings records.
The FDNY also requested a structural stability inspection, the records show.
“Structure rendered non-compliant,” the DOB’s records state. “Large section of brick wall collapsed onto sidewalk windows and doors damaged due to car impact.”

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Off-duty NYPD cop busted for drunk driving in Brooklyn: police​

Amanda Woods

April 4, 2022 11:00am

Police cruiser.
Officer Tomas Garcia showed signs of intoxication and was arrested on scene. Getty Images

An off-duty NYPD cop was busted for drunk driving in Brooklyn over the weekend, authorities said.
Officer Tomas Garcia, 31, was sleeping at the wheel of his personal car just after 8:30 a.m. Sunday at Eighth Avenue and 61st Street when EMS workers approached him, police said.
He showed signs of intoxication and was busted on scene.
Garcia was charged with driving while intoxicated, cops said.
8th Ave and 61st St. EMS workers approached Officer Tomas Garcia sleeping at the wheel of his personal vehicle at Eighth Avenue and 61st Street just after 8:30 a.m.Google Maps

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Man arrested after driving car into Berwick bar, killing 2, injuring at least 17 people​

By CBS3 Staff

Updated on: August 14, 2022 / 6:00 AM / CBS Philadelphia

BERWICK, Pa. (CBS) -- 24-year-old Adrian Oswaldo Sura Reyes has been arrested after a car plowed into a crowd of people at a bar in Berwick. One person was killed and 17 others were injured in Saturday night's crash before police say the suspect fled and killed another woman in a nearby town.

The crash happened outside of the Intoxicology Bar. CBS3 was told that a group was raising money at the bar for the Nescopeck fire victims.

The Nescopeck fire in Luzerne County killed 10 people, including three children.

Shortly after the crash Saturday, police responded to another crash in a nearby town involving the same suspect.

Officers say they found a woman dead there, along with the suspect who was taken into custody.

The circumstances surrounding last night's crash are still unclear, including whether the motive was at all connected to the deadly fire or the fundraising effort.

Police say Reyes is being held at the Columbia County correctional facility on two counts of criminal homicide.

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Pennsylvania squatty driver admits to plowing into crowd, killing mom with hammer​

Patrick Reilly

August 15, 2022 2:40am

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A deranged Pennsylvania man has admitted to plowing his car into a crowd of people, killing one and wounding 17 others, before he drove home and murdered his mother with a hammer.
Adrian Oswaldo Sura Reyes, a 24-year-old from Nescopeck, reportedly got into an argument with his mother before hopping into a vehicle and driving to neighboring Berwick, where the mass casualty crash occurred, according to a criminal complaint obtained by WYOU.
Cops said he drove by the Intoxicology Department bar where a crowd had gathered for a fundraiser for the families of 10 people who were tragically killed in a fire earlier this month. He turned around after he decided to drive into the crowd.
Reyes told police he was just tired of fighting with his mother.
He barreled into the crowd around 6:15 p.m., killing 50-year-old Rebecca L. Reese and sending 17 others to the hospital.
Adrian Oswaldo Sura Reyes being escorted by police. 24-year-old Adrian Oswaldo Sura Reyeshas admitted to driving into crowd and killing his mother.via REUTERS Adrian Oswaldo Sura Reyes Adrian Oswaldo Sura Reyes hit his mother with car before killing her with a hammer.via REUTERS
“I didn’t ram ’em, I just ran them over,” Reyes said to police, according to the affidavit.
After the crash, Reyes drove back home. When he arrived, he saw his mother standing outside in the street. Cops said he floored the gas and crashed into her with the front of his car.
He told police he got a hammer from his car and bashed his mother in the head four or five times with it. When police arrived on scene they found the woman dead and arrested Reyes.
“This is a complete tragedy in a community where there’s already been tragedy,” State Trooper Anthony Petroski told reporters.
“We are going to do our job to the best of our abilities to conduct a thorough investigation not only for the families but the community members. They’re already hurting.”
Crime scene of mass casualties. Reyes was denied bail and is facing two open counts of criminal homicide.Philadelphia 10 NBC News
As he was being led to court by Pennsylvania State Police around 3 a.m. Sunday morning, the accused killer said “sorry,” WYOU reported.
Investigators say Reyes is facing two open counts of criminal homicide. He was denied bail and is currently lodged in the Columbia County Correctional Facility.
Of the 17 wounded victims, WYOU confirmed the condition of 15 of them.
Five are in critical condition and two are in fair condition at Geisinger Medical Center Danville, where five other victims have been treated and released.
One patient was treated and released from Geisinger Bloomsburg Hospital, and two others have been released from Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center.

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Nicholas Joseph Gutierrez, suspect accused of mowing down 25 LA sheriff’s recruits on morning run, released from jail​

Yaron Steinbuch

November 18, 2022 6:36am

The 22-year-old man who was arrested for allegedly mowing down dozens of Los Angeles sheriff’s recruits deliberately with his SUV, leaving several critically injured, has been released from jail to allow police to gather more evidence.
Nicholas Joseph Gutierrez, who was charged with attempted murder of a peace officer, was released at 9:49 p.m. Thursday, according to jail records that cited an insufficient complaint, CNN reported.
“Due to the extreme complexity of the investigation, which includes ongoing interviews, video surveillance review, and additional evidence needed to be analyzed, homicide investigators have released Mr. Gutierrez from the Sheriff’s Department custody,” authorities said in a release.
LA County Sheriff’s Deputy Deanna Mares told CNN that Gutierrez was sprung because investigators need more time to collect evidence for the district attorney’s office.
“It’s not like they arrested the wrong suspect,” Mares told CNN. “They just want to make sure the investigation is going to be complete.”
Nicholas Joseph Gutierrez, the man arrested for running over California law enforcement recruits was released from jail Thursday night. Nicholas Joseph Gutierrez (right), the man arrested for running over California law enforcement recruits, was released from jail Thursday night. KTTV
The sheriff’s department must normally present a case to the DA within 48 hours of an arrest and the investigators were not ready to do that with Gutierrez, she explained.
Sheriff’s spokesman Sgt. Gerardo Magos told the LA Times that authorities plan to arrest Gutierrez and present the case to the DA’s office once they develop the case further.
“The evidence is there. We just want to make sure it’s properly presented,” he said.
Gutierrez was released due to the sheriff's office not being ready to present the case to the DA. Gutierrez was released due to the sheriff’s office not being ready to present the case to the DA.KTTV
The suspect’s initial arrest has been deemed a detention, according to the LA Times.
Jail records reportedly cited a California penal code that authorizes police to release people from custody without first being arraigned if there are insufficient grounds to issue a criminal complaint.
The case was expected to be presented to the DA’s office on Friday, but LA County Sheriff Alex Villanueva told NewsNation that the suspect would be “provisionally” released as investigators worked to build a stronger case.
“Right now, we want to tie up all the loose ends on the case and then present it to the DA,” he told the cable channel, adding that investigators had “developed probable cause to believe it was intentional.”

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Law enforcement investigate the scene after multiple Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department recruits were injured when a car crashed into them
Law enforcement investigate the scene after multiple Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department recruits were injured when a car crashed into them. REUTERS

Investigators work the scene
Investigators work the scene where 25 recruits on a training run were mowed down. AP

Nicholas Joseph Gutierrez, who was charged with attempted murder of a peace officer, was released Thursday night. REUTERS

“They went through an exhaustive interview process with everyone involved, with the video surveillance, the statements from the recruits, the physical evidence they have and what they got from the suspect himself, and they were able to form the opinion this was a deliberate act,” Villanueva told NewsNation.

Alexandra Kazarian, an attorney for Gutierrez, told KABC on Thursday night that she had “no doubt that an in-depth investigation will confirm that Nicholas is a hard-working young man who holds no animosity towards law enforcement, and this was an absolutely tragic accident.”

At least 25 recruits were injured in the horrific incident Wednesday — five critically — and some lost limbs, according to the sheriff’s office.

“There were so many bodies scattered everywhere in different states of injury that it was pretty traumatic for all individuals involved,” Villanueva said earlier.

Some of the victims reported that Gutierrez may have sped up in the Honda CRV right before impact near the sheriff’s STARS Center Academy.

Witnesses said he was going between 30 and 40 mph at the time.

The suspect took a sobriety test and had no alcohol in his system, officials said.

Villanueva said seven recruits were still hospitalized late Thursday, including two who remained in critical condition. One underwent surgery for severe leg injuries.

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Cheryl Begay, 45, faces one count of aggravated assault of an officer.

Woman allegedly drives drunk, assaults Phoenix police officer

Updated: Jan. 23, 2023 at 3:01 PM MST
By Dani Birzer
A woman was arrested after driving the wrong way in Phoenix while reportedly being under the influence.

By Dani Birzer
Published: Jan. 23, 2023 at 3:01 PM MST

PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) - A woman was arrested after driving the wrong way in Phoenix while reportedly under the influence on Friday.
Court papers say 45-year-old Cheryl Begay was seen driving the wrong way on Galvin Parkway by Phoenix police officers on Friday around 6:45 p.m. Court papers say the officers saw the car turn west onto E. Papago Parkway and stop, so they approached the vehicle and asked Begay for her license. Instead, Begay handed them a credit card and slurred her speech, court papers say.

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Officers saw a nearly empty Fireball whisky bottle on the passenger’s seat and asked her to get out of the car. Court papers say Begay’s blood alcohol level was .328. She was arrested around 7:12 p.m. after giving different information about where she was headed.
While being processed, Begay told officers she would hang herself in the holding cell and tried to choke herself. According to court documents, she kicked an officer twice while he was trying to handcuff her hands. Begay faces one count of aggravated assault of an officer.

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Off-duty cop charged with drunk driving in NYC, NYPD sources say​

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February 4, 2023 3:43pm

Showing the Scene where an NYPD Cop was crashing in some cars and shooting his Gun up in the air this morning at 253 Throop Avenue in Brooklyn, NY, by the B+G Deli.
The off-duty cop allegedly drunkenly crashed his car into several parked vehicles. Brigitte Stelzer for NY Post

An off-duty NYPD officer was charged with driving drunk after slamming his vehicle into several parked cars in Brooklyn, police sources said.
The off-duty cop, Efrain Alejandro, is assigned to the 40th Precinct stationhouse in the Bronx, the sources said.
Alejandro got himself into hot water, the sources said when he crashed his own vehicle into the unoccupied parked cars at around 2:10 a.m. in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Saturday.
The crash left Alejandro’s vehicle damaged and unable to drive, the sources added.
Cops responding to shots fired on the 100 block of Tompkins Avenue, near Vernon Avenue, found the off-duty officer, who allegedly fired a gun in the direction of an Uber driver that had pulled up behind him, the sources said.
Alejandro agreed to take a Breathalyzer and the results ended with the allegedly inebriated off-duty cop removed to Brooklyn Hospital and placed under arrest, the sources said, adding he now faces an aggravated DWI charge.

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Efrain Alejandro
Alejandro was off-duty when he crashed his vehicle. Efrain Alejandro/Facebook

Efrain Alejandro.
Alejandro took a Breathalyzer test, with the results later causing the cop to be placed under arrest. Efrain Alejandro/Facebook


Showing the scene where an NYPD Cop was crashing in some cars and shooting his Gun up in the air this morning at 253 Throop Avenue in Brooklyn, NY, by the B+G Deli.
Alejandro crashed his car in Bedford-Stuyvesant on early Saturday. Brigitte Stelzer for NY Post

No one was injured in the incident.

Investigators recovered the off-duty cop’s gun at the scene.

The NYPD confirmed Saturday afternoon that Alejandro was charged with assault, menacing and operating a motor vehicle with a blood alcohol concentration over the legal limit.