Police: Elmhurst man arrested in Jericho road rage incident

The victim stated that while in the HOV lane of the Long Island Expressway, the subject stopped his vehicle, exited it, and began damaging the victim’s car with his head and fists.

Apr 4, 2023, 1:14 PM

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Police: Elmhurst man arrested in Jericho road rage incident
Police say an Elmhurst man has been arrested following a road rage incident involving another driver in Jericho on Monday at 7 p.m. 
According to detectives, police responded to a 911 call from a 49-year-old male victim and his 12-year-old son, who were involved in a road rage incident with another driver.
The victim stated that while in the HOV lane of the Long Island Expressway the subject stopped his vehicle, exited his 2012 Subaru, and began damaging the victim’s car with his head and fists.
The victim told police he was in fear for his safety, so he drove away and called police. No injuries were reported from either victim.
A short time later, officers located defendant Panagiotis Orkopoulos, 42, and placed him under arrest.
He was transported to a local area hospital for evaluation.
Orkopoulos is charged with criminal mischief, reckless endangerment, menacing, endangering the welfare of a child and multiple vehicle and traffic law infractions.
He will be arraigned when medically practical.


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