Corrections officer arrested for road rage incident
NEW YORK (FOX 5 NY) - A New York City corrections officer is under arrest in connection with a Long Island road rage incident.
New York State Police say that it happened Sunday around 8:30 p.m. on the eastbound Southern State Parkway in Hempstead.
Police say that Rashad Hinton, 31, of Uniondale, was operating a 2015 Lexus G35. He and the driver of a 2006 Honda Civic both got out of their vehicles to argue about a lane merging incident.
Police say that Hinton made statements and moments toward his waist-band showing the other driver he was in possession of a fireman and also produced a badge.
He left the scene prior to state troopers getting there but they found him a short time later. Troopers arrested him for menacing.
Hinton was later identified as a New York City Corrections Officer and legally possessed the firearm and badge. Hinton is due to appear in Nassau County First District Court on September 30 for a hearing.