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19 February 2018
Wrong Way Driver Arrested on the Northern State Parkway
On February 19, 2018, at about 4:38am Javier A. Herrera, age 30, of Brooklyn, NY, was operating a 2017 Toyota Highlander traveling westbound in the eastbound lanes on the Northern State Parkway east of Post Avenue (Exit 32), North Hempstead, Nassau County, NY. Herrera’s vehicle struck two other cars causing one of the involved occupants to suffer a fractured leg, which was non-life threatening. The other occupants who were involved in the crash were not injured. Herrera was arrested for Driving While Intoxicated, Driving While Impaired on Drugs, Resisting Arrest, Aggravated Unlicensed Operator 1st Degree, Reckless Driving (Class A Misdemeanor), Reckless Endangerment (Class A Misdemeanor), Assault 3rd (Class A Misdemeanor), Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 4th Degree (Class C Felony), Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 4th Degree (Class C Felony), Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 7th Degree (Class A Misdemeanor), Unlawful Possession of Marihuana (Violation). Herrera will be arraigned in Nassau County First District Court later today.
Anyone with information or was a witness to this accident is asked to call the State Police at 631-756-3300.
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