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Defendant: Kim Carl (DOB 10/08/65)

Oct., 30, 2018 -- Westchester County District Attorney Anthony A. Scarpino, Jr. announced that Kim Carl of Yonkers was sentenced by Westchester County Court Judge George Fufidio for attempted assault on a Yonkers Police Officer in September 2016 and other charges. A jury found Carl guilty of multiple charges June 28, 2018.

Carl was sentenced as a predicate violent offender. He will serve time as stated for each of the following:

  • On Attempted Aggravated Assault upon a Police Officer, a class C felony, 12 years in state prison
  • For one count of Reckless Endangerment in the First Degree, a class D felony, three to six years in state prison to run concurrently (at the same time).
  • For the second count, of Reckless Endangerment in the First Degree, Count Four of the indictment, three to six years in state prison to run consecutively
  • On Criminal Mischief in the Second Degree, a class D felony, two to four years in state prison to run concurrently
  • On Criminal Mischief in the Third Degree, a class E felony, two to four years in state prison to run concurrently
  • On Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance, a misdemeanor, one year in county jail to run concurrently

In court today, Judge Fufidio said, “Yonkers Police showed remarkable restraint” during the incident with Carl even as he endangered several officers, pedestrians and motorists in Yonkers and the Bronx.

Background
On Sept. 24, 2016, at approximately 10:20 p.m., Kim Carl was driving a 2004 Mitsubishi registered to his mother recklessly at a high speed in the vicinity of Riverdale Avenue, Yonkers. That is when a Yonkers Police Department patrol car activated lights and sirens in an attempt to pull over Carl’s vehicle. At that time, Carl sped up and drove across the Bronx line. Yonkers Police Officers did not pursue him outside of Yonkers at that time.

About 10 minutes later, Carl re-entered Yonkers in the same car. Police patrol cars followed him into a parking lot at Water Grant Street where Carl turned his vehicle facing the two police cars. The officers ordered him to stop. At that point, Carl accelerated in the direction of the officers. The police officers were able to jump out

of the way but narrowly escaped being run over by Carl. His vehicle struck the police cruisers, damaging both, but Carl sped away. He then led Yonkers police officers on a high-speed chase into the Bronx onto the Major Deegan Expressway (I-87). He subsequently crashed and flipped his car over onto its hood near the Willis Avenue Bridge.

Carl was arrested, taken to the hospital, and placed in custody. After the crash, police found drugs inside the vehicle.

Assistant District Attorney Julia Cornachio, Bureau Chief of the Vehicular Crimes Bureau, prosecuted the case. 

police photo of Kim Carl

Kim Carl

 In compliance with the Rules of Professional Conduct, Rule 3.6, you are advised that a charge is merely an accusation and that a defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

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