On July 10, 2020, 37-year-old Robert R. Kennedy III, of Plattsburgh was arrested after he struck a man with his car in the area of Brown Road in the town of Plattsburgh on July 5, 2020. The incident was racially motivated. Two children were in the car with Kennedy at the time of the incident. The male sustained injuries to his lower extremities. He was transported to the University of Vermont Health Network at the Champlain Valley Physician’s Hospital in Plattsburgh.
Kennedy was charged with one count of Assault 2nd degree as a hate crime, and two counts of Endangering the Welfare of a Child. He was arraigned by the Plattsburgh City Court and released on his own recognizance. Kennedy is to reappear in the Plattsburgh Town Court at a later date. This investigation is ongoing.