Man arrested after flipping uninvolved victim’s car while drag racing on I-684
NEW YORK STATE POLICE
Major Richard L. Mazzone
Troop K Commander
At approximately 2:00 p.m., Troopers were dispatched to the area of mile marker 22 northbound on Interstate 684, just north of exit 7 (State Route 116), in the town of North Salem for a personal injury motor vehicle crash. Troopers found one damaged vehicle on the shoulder of Interstate 684, and a second vehicle on State Route 22. An investigation found Rodriguez, operating a 2019 Kia Optima, was racing an unidentified vehicle northbound. While racing, Rodriguez sideswiped a 2007 Acura RDX causing it to strike the guide rail, then overturn, and fall onto State Route 22.
The operator of the overturned vehicle, Sara Sendra-Heredia, age 22, of Danbury, CT, sustained minor injuries. Rodriguez was subsequently arrested, and the investigation remains on-going to identify the vehicle he was racing.
Rodriguez was arraigned before the town of North Salem Court, and remanded by the Honorable Judge Aronian to the Westchester County Jail in lieu of $1,000 cash bail or $2,000 secure bond. Rodriguez is next scheduled to appear before the Court on April 29, 2019, 6:30 p.m.