02 September 2019

Major David C. Candelaria
Troop L Commander


On September 1, 2019, at approximately 8:23 pm, troopers responded to a reported road rage incident on the eastbound Southern State Parkway, near exit 21, in the Town of Hempstead, Nassau County. Investigation revealed that Rashad C. Hinton, age 31, of Uniondale, NY, operating a 2015 Lexus G35 and another driver, operating a 2006 Honda Civic, exited their vehicles and engaged in a verbal argument stemming from a lane merging conflict they had on the parkway. During the argument, Mr. Hinton made statements and movments toward his waist-band showing the other driver he was in possession of a fireman and also produced a badge. Mr. Hinton left the scene prior to troopers arrival, however he was located and arrested for Menacing 2nd shortly thereafter. Mr. Hinton was later identified as a New York City Corrections Officer and legally possessed the firearm and badge. Mr. Hinton is due to appear in Nassau County First District Court on September 30, 2019. 

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