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Defendant: Roderick Davis DOB 2/24/72

Nov. 20, 2018 -- Westchester County District Attorney Anthony A. Scarpino, Jr. announced the arraignment of Roderick Davis of Danbury, CT on charges related to a road rage incident on Interstate 684 in North Salem earlier today. Davis was arrested by New York State Police after allegedly brandishing a machete and getting into a fight with another driver. Davis’ teenaged son was in the vehicle when he got out and a fight ensued.

Davis was arraigned in North Salem Town Court on six charges:

  • Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the Third Degree, a class D felony
  • Criminal Possession of Marijuana in the Fifth Degree, misdemeanor
  • Endangering the Welfare of a Child, misdemeanor
  • Misdemeanor Menacing (with a weapon), Second Degree
  • Harassment in the Second Degree/Physical Contact
  • Disorderly Conduct/Obstructing Traffic, a violation

The court set bail at $5,000 bond/$10,000 cash. Davis is scheduled to appear in North Salem Town Court Monday Nov. 26, 2018.

Background
Around 8 a.m. Tuesday, traffic was at a standstill on I-684 southbound following a series of accidents near Goldens Bridge. Police allege, the defendant, Roderick Davis, pulled his vehicle onto the shoulder and continued to drive south when his vehicle struck a stopped oil delivery truck near Exit 8 at Hardscrabble Road, North Salem. At that point, the defendant exited his vehicle and argued with the truck driver. At some point, Davis returned to his vehicle and retrieved a machete with which he threatened the truck driver. Davis dropped the machete and a fight between the two ensued. An off-duty law enforcement officer, who witnessed the incident from his own vehicle, approached the men and subdued the defendant.

New York State Police, who patrol the Interstate highways, arrived at the scene and arrested Davis.

The case is being prosecuted by the Westchester County District Attorney’s Northern Westchester Branch.

 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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