Two men arrested following hit-and-run auto crash investigation

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Two men arrested following hit-and-run auto crash investigation

Major Robin H. Benziger
Troop K Commander


Cortlandt, New York – On March 14, 2015 at approximately 8:30 p.m., New York State Police from the Cortlandt barracks were dispatched to East Main Street, in Mohegan Lake, for a report of a two-car motor vehicle collision with one driver attempting to flee the scene.

Troopers arrived on scene and discovered that the driver of a 1996 Honda, Alvin T. Banks, age 52, of Cortlandt, New York, had backed into a 2006 Honda CRV and attempted to flee the scene. Following a detailed investigation, it was discovered that Banks was intoxicated at the time of the crash. He was subsequently charged with Driving While Intoxicated, a Misdemeanor, and Leaving the Scene of a Property Damage Auto Accident.

Troopers conducting the investigation observed that Banks had sustained a head injury that was inconsistent with a minor crash. Further investigation revealed that Banks was assaulted by Glenn Gennodie, age 45, of Brewster, New York, following the accident. Gennodie was a passenger in the CRV and got into a physical altercation with Banks after Banks had attempted to leave the scene of the accident. Banks was transported to Hudson Valley Hosptial by Mohegan Lake EMS. Due to the severity of Banks’ injuries, he was later transported to Westchester Medical Hospital where he is being treated with a head injury and a broken jaw.

Due to the extent of Banks’ injuries, Gennodie was charged with Assault 2nd Degree, a Class D Felony. Gennodie was also charged with Criminal Mischief 4th Degree, a Class A Misdemeanor, when he caused damage to the SP Cortlandt barracks by throwing furniture in the interview room resulting in a table and walls being damaged.

Gennodie was arraigned on both charges by Judge Klein who remanded him to the Westchester County Jail.

Banks was issued Traffic Tickets ordering him to appear before the Town of Cortlandt Court on March 23, 2015 at 9:00 a.m.

Author: Harlem Valley News