Mr. Hinton was arrested for Menacing after flashing a gun at another driver, cops say.
On September 1, 2019, at approximately 8:23 pm, troopers responded to a reported road rage incident on the eastbound Southern State Parkway, near exit 21, in the Town of Hempstead, Nassau County.
Investigation revealed that Mr. Hinton, operating a 2015 Lexus G35 and another driver, operating a 2006 Honda Civic, exited their vehicles and engaged in a verbal argument stemming from a lane merging conflict they had on the parkway. During the argument, Mr. Hinton made statements and movments toward his waist-band showing the other driver he was in possession of a firearm and also produced a badge.
Mr. Hinton left the scene prior to troopers arrival, however he was located and arrested for Menacing 2nd shortly thereafter. Mr. Hinton was later identified as a New York City Corrections Officer and legally possessed the firearm and badge. Mr. Hinton is due to appear in Nassau County First District Court on September 30, 2019.
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