Muslim migrant from Turkey arrested and charged after jumping curb in New York City and mowing down pedestrians, injuring four and killing one, who also happened to be a Muslim staying at an illegal alien migrant shelter.
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NY Post (h/t Marvin W) Mahbub Ali, 26, of Queens faces charges of manslaughter, vehicular manslaughter, assault and driving while intoxicated in the deadly Sunday night smash-up at East 21st Street and Third Avenue in Gramercy, cops said. Ali was apparently speeding in a gray 2021 Hyundai Sonata north on Third Avenue when the vehicle barreled onto the sidewalk around 7:30 p.m., authorities said.
Abdulhekim Esiyok, 23 – who came to the NYC about a month ago and was staying at a temporary migrant shelter near the scene, according to WPIX – was crossing Third Avenue near East 21st Street in Gramercy Sunday evening when Mahbub Ali, 26, allegedly rammed into him in his gray Hyundai sedan. He was rushed to Bellevue Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
Ali was ordered held on $300,000 bail by a Manhattan judge on Tuesday, despite prosecutors’ request that he be remanded in connection to the driving rampage.
Ali, of Queens, allegedly admitted to law enforcement that he had a boozy brunch around noon Sunday — and kept drinking throughout the day before getting behind the wheel, Assistant District Attorney Taylor Mauer said in Manhattan Criminal Court. His blood alcohol content was .158 two hours after the crash, nearly two times the legal limit, the ADA added.
The mayhem began when Ali was speeding up Third Avenue, jumping a curb and barreling onto the sidewalk at East 21st Street, Mauer said.
In addition to the fatal victim, two pedestrians — a 21-year-old man and 26-year-old woman — and an 18-year-old e-bike rider were also injured, as was the passenger in Ali’s car, a 25-year-old woman, prosecutors and police said.