A car accident in Ozone Park turned into an assault earlier this week after an off-duty corrections officer allegedly became heated when his vehicle was damaged, according to the DA’s office.
The car accident allegedly led to the off-duty city employee Raynaldo Persad, 40, cursing and dragging the other driver Steven Guerreri out of his vehicle and beating him up in plain view of 106th Precinct P.O. Yanely Dominguez Prieto.
In a deposition, Dominguez Prieto said she witnessed Persad walk up to Guerreri and say “That’s f—ed up what you did to the car. That’s why I did it. I’m going over there to f–k you up.”
Moments later, Persad started allegedly started punching Guerreri, resulting in swelling to his eyes, and lacerations and bleeding to his face, according to an arraignment.
By the time that Dominguez Prieto made it to the scene to arrest the defendant, Persad allegedly started to flail his arms in an attempt to avoid being handcuffed and placed under arrest, according to the arraignment.
Guerreri was sent to an area hospital and was treated for his injuries and Persad was later arrested for harassment, assault and resisting arrest, according to the arraignment.
Persad is expected to return to court on Nov. 30, according to the Queens District Attorney’s office.
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