Major Jennifer Gottstine
Troop T Commander
Elmsford, NY – On January 9, 2021, at approximately 6:00 p.m., State Police responded to a report of a hit and run property damage accident on I-287 in the village of Elmsford. A preliminary investigation determined the driver of a 2010 Hyundai Tucson, Florencio Diaz, 39, of Yonkers, NY, reportedly sideswiped a 2021 Jeep Wrangler. Diaz continued to travel west and exited the Thruway where he crashed into a fence on Nepperham Ave in the village of Elmsford. No injuries were reported as a result of the accidents.
After interviewing Diaz, he was found to be intoxicated. He was taken into custody, transported and processed at SP Tarrytown where he refused to give a breath sample. Additionally, Diaz has a previous DWI conviction within the last 10 years and is required to operate a vehicle with an ignition interlock device. As a result, he was charged with Driving While Intoxicated; a Class E Felony and Operating a Motor Vehicle with no Ignition Interlock Device; a Class A Misdemeanor.
Diaz was turned over to a sober third party and released on appearance tickets returnable to the Village of Elmsford Court on January 20, 2021 at 9:30 a.m.