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Defendant: Diego Caceres  (DOB 04/20/82)

Nov. 14, 2018 -- Westchester County District Attorney Anthony A. Scarpino, Jr. announced Diego Caceres of Manhattan was arraigned on indictment for aggravated vehicular assault and other charges in Westchester County Court before Judge Larry Schwartz. The charges stem from the Feb. 9 head-on collision on the Bronx River Parkway in Yonkers that injured multiple people.

Caceres was indicted by a Westchester County Grand Jury on the following:

  • Aggravated Vehicular Assault, a class C felony
  • Vehicular Assault in the First Degree, a class D felony
  • Two counts of Vehicular Assault in the Second Degree, class E felonies
  • Two counts of Driving While Intoxicated, misdemeanors
  • DWAI Combined Drugs and Alcohol, a misdemeanor
  • Reckless Driving, a misdemeanor
  • Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Seventh Degree, a misdemeanor

His next court appearance is scheduled for Nov. 21, 2018

Background
The indictment alleges on Friday, Feb. 9, 2018 at 3:13 a.m., Diego Caceres 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 arrested Caceres at the scene.

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

police photo of Diego Caceres

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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