Baldwin Tire Store, Residence Damaged After Suspect Fleeing Nassau Police Loses Control of Vehicle

Rodney Boone of Baldwin, 53, is charged with Fleeing a Police Officer, Criminal Mischief, Reckless Driving, and other violations, police say.

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NCPD reports the arrest of Rodney Boone of Baldwin, 53, for Reckless Driving on Saturday, November 25.

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Baldwin, NY - November 27, 2017 - The Nassau County Public Information Office reports the arrest of a Baldwin man for Reckless Driving that occurred in Baldwin / Hempstead on Saturday, November 25, 2017 at 4:00 am.
According to police, a First Precinct police officer on patrol observed the defendant Rodney Boone, 53, fail to use his turn signal light while driving a black 2005 Dodge. The officer activated his lights in the vicinity Fenimore Place / Coes Neck Road and attempted to conduct a car stop. The defendant refused and continued to drive recklessly heading north on Millburn Avenue. 
A short time later the defendant’s auto left the roadway and struck the Nassau Tire and Wheel building located at 219 S. Franklin Avenue causing substantial damage. The auto was then redirected and again struck a nearby residential home on S. Franklin Avenue causing a gas leak. There were 6 residents that included two children ages 4 and 6 in the home at the time. The residents were not injured and were evacuated due to the gas leak. National Grid Gas responded to shut off the gas and make repairs. First Precinct Police then placed the defendant Rodney Boone into police custody. He was transported to a local hospital by ambulance and treated for complaints of pain.
Rodney Boone is charged with Unlawfully Fleeing a Police Officer, Criminal Mischief 4th Degree, Reckless Driving, Suspended License 511.1, multiple Vehicle and Traffic Law Violations, and a outstanding warrant issued by the Albany County Sheriff’s Department for violating a family court order. Boone was arraigned on Sunday, November 26, 2017 at First District Court in Hempstead.
A criminal charge is an accusation. A defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.