Cops: Farmingdale Man, Anthony Valenti, 56, Charged with DWI; Hit Pedestrian, Ran Over Baby Stroller in Bethpage
May 3, 2015
LONG ISLAND, NY – Nassau County Police have arrested a Farmingdale man for Driving While Intoxicated from an incident that occurred on Saturday, May 2, 2015 at 6:50 p.m. in Bethpage.
According to Second Squad detectives, Anthony R. Valenti, 56 of Farmingdale was driving his 2013 Nissan Murano southbound on Broadway where he made a left turn on to Central Avenue to proceed eastbound. He struck a male pedestrian, 69 years of age, as he was pushing his 2 year old grandson in a stroller northbound in the crosswalk on Central Avenue. The stroller became lodge under the vehicle which continued eastbound for one block before coming to a stop at the corner of N. Windhorst Avenue.
Anthony R. Valenti, 56, of Farmingdale was charged with two counts of Assault 3rd degree, Operate Motor Vehicle .08%, DWI , Reckless Driving and Fail to use due care to avoid a pedestrian. The fact that a defendant has been charged with a crime is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent unless proven guilty. Photo NCPD.
The baby and stroller were removed from under the vehicle by a passerby. Second Precinct officers responded to the location where they placed the defendant under arrest without incident. The child suffered what appeared to be minor injuries to the head, face, and arm. The grandfather suffered an injury to his left foot and ankle, along with neck and back pain. Both were transported to a local hospital where they were admitted for treatment of their injuries. The vehicle was impounded for a brake and safety check.
Valenti is charged with two counts of Assault 3rd degree, Operate Motor Vehicle .08%, DWI , Reckless Driving and Fail to use due care to avoid a pedestrian. He will be arraigned today, Sunday, May 03, 2015 at First District Court in Hempstead.
The fact that a defendant has been charged with a crime is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent unless proven guilty. Defendants are entitled to a fair trial with the burden on the prosecution to prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.
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