Queens man ar­rested in hit & run that in­jured young is­rael rabbi

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(VIN) Nearly 10 months af­ter a Long Is­land rabbi was se­ri­ously in­jured in a hit and run ac­ci­dent, a 46 year old Far Rock­away man has been ar­rested and charged in the in­ci­dent.

Rodolfo Ben­itez, a res­i­dent of Sage Street, was ap­pre­hended by the Nas­sau County Po­lice De­part­ment on Fri­day in con­nec­tion with the ac­ci­dent which took place in front of the Young Is­rael of West Hemp­stead last year.

As pre­vi­ously re­ported on VIN News (http://bit.ly/2vBqnoL), Rabbi Ye­huda Kele­mer was struck by a pickup truck as he at­tempted to cross Hemp­stead Av­enue on De­cem­ber 12th.

An NCPD spokesman said that he could not pro­vide any de­tails of Ben­itez’s ar­rest and that Ben­itez has no prior ar­rests in Nas­sau County.

Ben­itez was charged with leav­ing the scene of an ac­ci­dent and tam­per­ing with ev­i­dence and was ar­raigned to­day at First District Court in Hemp­stead.

Rodolfo Ben­itez, 46, of Far Rock­away, Queens Photo Credit: NCPD

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