19 August 2020
Major Douglas A. Larkin
Troop NYC Commander
(917) 492-7100



Queens, New York – On August 15, 2020 at approximately 2:25 a.m., Troopers from SP Wards Island arrested Diego J. Cantarero Rodriguez, age 19, of Queens, New York, for Aggravated Unlicensed Operation of a Motor Vehicle in the 1st Degree – a class E felony.


The Troopers were patrolling the Robert F. Kennedy Bridge and conducted a traffic stop on a gray 2002 Toyota Rav 4, operated by Cantarero Rodriguez, for a violation of the vehicle and traffic law. The investigation into the incident revealed Cantarero Rodriguez was impaired by alcohol and that his driving privileges were suspended because of a previous Driving While Intoxicated arrest.


Cantarero Rodriguez was subsequently arrested and charged with Aggravated Unlicensed Operation of a Motor Vehicle and Driving While Intoxicated, an unclassified misdemeanor. Cantarero Rodriguez was remanded to Queens Central Booking pending arraignment.

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