Cops: Man in LIE road-rage arrested at sobriety checkpoint
A Central Islip man sentenced to 11 months in prison related to a road-rage incident on the Long Island Expressway last year was arrested Sunday at a sobriety checkpoint in North Babylon, police said Monday.
Jason Parker, 25, pleaded not guilty Monday to a felony count of aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, plus driving while impaired by drugs and possession of marijuana, both misdemeanors.
He was ordered held on $10,000 bail and is due back Wednesday at First District Court in Central Islip. He had not made bail Monday evening.
In April, Suffolk County police said, Parker bashed in the windows of another car with a bat and then punched the car's driver in the face before taking off. The incident happened in Holtsville, on a ramp near Exit 62 of the Long Island Expressway.
He was charged with third-degree criminal mischief, third-degree assault and third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle. Parker pleaded guilty to two misdemeanors and was sentenced to 11 months in prison on Nov. 22, court records show. He served 222 days at the Suffolk County jail from April 15 through the day he was sentenced. He was released that day because offenders have to serve only two-thirds of their sentence, which had been completed while he awaited sentencing.
Parker's attorney, Robert Macedonio, said Monday his client denies being intoxicated or using drugs when pulled over at the checkpoint, which was operated by both Suffolk County police and state police.
Two others were cited with drunken driving charges at the checkpoint, and 44 tickets were issued, police said.