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New York driver under influence kills one, injures 22

The driver is a Navy veteran and has a criminal history

ANI  |  New York City 

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Richard Rojas, 26, the driver of the car that killed one and injured 22 in the busy Times Square on Thursday, was admitted to for evaluation.

Rojas was reportedly a Navy veteran with a history of (DUI) arrests. The driver has previously been charged with and arrested for menacing and criminal possession of a weapon for threatening a man.

The Times reported that the driver was under the influence of drugs when he rammed into pedestrians in the city's most crowded and high-profile area.

During investigations, Rojas reportedly made statements that suggested that he was trying to provoke the police into killing him.

18-year-old Alyssa Elsman was killed in the incident while her 13-year-old sister was one of those injured.

First Published: Fri, May 19 2017. 14:45 IST