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Hit-and-Run Arrests: Clarkstown Police

May 1: At 11:50 PM, the Clarkstown Police Department responded to Lake Road and North Conger Avenue in Congers for a report of a motor vehicle accident.

A witness stated that a vehicle struck a parked car on Lake Road and drove away. The witness followed the vehicle until police arrived.

The driver of the vehicle that fled, a 31-year-old Congers resident, was interviewed. Police said she appeared to be intoxicated but was not injured.

She was placed under arrest and transported to Clarkstown Police Headquarters. She was charged with DWI (misdemeanor) and leaving the scene of an accident, property damage only (traffic infraction).

She was arraigned in Clarkstown Justice Court and released to return to court May 28.

April 27: The Clarkstown Police Department arrested a 49-year-old Nanuet resident for leaving the scene of an accident with injuries. 

The accident occurred at 10:10 a.m. April 27 at the intersection of South Little Tor Road and Glenwood Drive in New City. The bicyclist is a 45-year-old New Jersey man who was taken by New City Ambulance to Nyack Hospital.

A witness to the incident followed the vehicle that had struck the bicyclist while calling the Clarkstown Police Department. The responding officers stopped the driver on North Main Street in New City and arrested him without further incident.

He was cited for leaving the scene of an accident with personal injury 1st
offense (misdemeanor).

The Rockland Times interviewed the victim and other bicyclists who were in the group that morning. 

As the driver tried to speed away, "bicyclists were screaming “get him, get him,” a witness told the rocklandtimes.com. 
James R May 05, 2014 at 08:28 AM
The man that hit the cyclist is a 49 year old man named Jonathan Fried who is also a volunteer with the W. Faist Ambulance Corps in Chestnut Ridge. Injuring someone and leaving the scene is not the kind of ethics that should be displayed by an ambulance volunteer. This incident is especially egregious.
mcccmar May 05, 2014 at 09:36 AM
these cyclists are a real danger to themselves and drivers on the road especially in the nyack area - it is not surprising that they get hit - what is suprising is that it doesnt happen more often - many of them refuse to ride single file on roads like 9w which is a very winding road especially from christian herald north to the first rockland lake entrance - they have become the summer scourge of rockland county
Issy May 05, 2014 at 11:54 AM
It is not so much the cyclists as drivers reaction to them that is the problem. The need for some drivers (thankfully very few) to push past or punish cyclists for some perceived infraction. Statiscally 85% of all bicycle/auto accidents are of the fault of the car driver not the cyclists........... If a cyclists is blocking you way then no mater how frustrating it is, you must wait until it is safe to pass while leaving a safe distance.
Curious Cathy May 05, 2014 at 11:57 AM
I always watch out for cyclists as everyone should. Thank you James for posting this man's name. Who does he know at the police station or patch that he is exempt from having his name posted after being arrested for a hit and run?
Curious Cathy May 05, 2014 at 12:00 PM
Does anyone know who the Congers woman is? We need to have some shame for these hit and runs. How despicable for someone to take off after an accident. I would have followed her too. Good citizen work.

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