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July 3, 2019 -- Westchester County District Attorney Anthony A. Scarpino, Jr. announced Diego Caceres was sentenced to one to three years in state prison for the wrong-way crash on the Bronx River Parkway in February 2018, which injured six others. Westchester County Court Judge David Zuckerman presided.

Caceres pleaded guilty in December to Aggravated Vehicular Assault, a class C felony.

Background
On Friday, Feb. 9, 2018, at 3:13 a.m., Diego Caceres of Manhattan drove the wrong way in the northbound lane of the Bronx River Parkway at the DeWitt Avenue Bridge in Yonkers. He was under the influence of drugs and alcohol. At that time, his 2012 Nissan Murano collided head-on with an oncoming Dodge SUV carrying six individuals who were visiting from Florida. Two of them sustained serious physical injuries, which required hospitalization.

Westchester County Department of Public Safety (County Police) arrested Caceres at the scene.

This case was prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Joseph Servino of the Career Criminal Bureau.

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Diego Caceres

 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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