Joseph Caleca, of Setauket, facing hate crime charges in Queens hit-and-run

Man facing hate crime charges in hit-and-run

The man was dragged several feet and suffered abdominal and back injuries, police say.

A Suffolk man is facing hate crime charges after a hit-and-run in Queens.

Prosecutors say 29-year-old Sandeep Singh, of Ozone Park, was nearly killed when Joseph Caleca, 55, of Setauket, mowed him down with his pickup truck. The incident occurred on July 30.

Prosecutors say Singh and three friends were standing at the intersection of 99th and 101st streets in Ozone Park when a light-colored...

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