Mineola, NY - July 8, 2015 - Acting Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced the indictment today of a Levittown man who was arrested for a March road rage incident that left a 47-year-old man injured.
Matthew Mulqueen, 33, was arraigned today on the following grand jury charges:
• Robbery in the 3rd Degree (a D felony)
• Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the 3rd Degree (a D felony)
• Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the 4rd Degree (an A misdemeanor)
• Menacing in the 2nd Degree (an A misdemeanor)
• Reckless Endangerment in the 2nd Degree (an A misdemeanor)
Nassau Court of Claims Judge Philip Grella continued bail at $30,000 bond or $15,000 cash. Mulqueen is due back in court on July 29. If convicted of the top count, Mulqueen faces a maximum of 3-1/2 to seven years in prison.
“Road rage adds unnecessary risk for everyone on the road and will not be tolerated in Nassau County,” Acting DA Singas said. “I commend the police and prosecutors who worked to bring charges in this case and will continue to work with our law enforcement partners to keep drivers and passengers safe.”
Acting DA Singas said that Mulqueen is the alleged aggressor in a March 16 road rage incident in which he stopped his car in front of his victim’s car, which his victim had pulled over in order to evade Mulqueen. Mulqueen is accused of pressing a screwdriver as well as his forearm against his victim’s neck, removing his victim’s keys from his car’s ignition and throwing the victim to the ground as he attempted to recover his keys.
Mulqueen surrendered to Nassau County Police detectives on May 4.
Assistant District Attorney Gregory Murphy of Acting DA Singas’ County Court Trial Bureau is prosecuting the case. Mulqueen is represented by Jeffrey Lisabeth, Esq.
The charges are merely accusations and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless found guilty.