RYE, N.Y. -- A Dutchess County couple whose car was rear-ended by a city police detective driving a city-owned vehicle has been awarded $650,000, according to lohud.com.
Detective Joseph Verille was behind the wheel on April 19, 2012 when his unmarked police car struck the back of Louis Jeanette’s vehicle near Exit 8 on Interstate 684, the site reported.
Former state Supreme Court Justice Louis Barone signed the arbitration award on Aug. 1 after Jeanette and his wife, Lynne, filed suit against Verille and the city, according to the report.
Barone ultimately found that back injuries, a concussion and anxiety Jeanette suffered as a result of the crash has limited his ability to work, the site said.
Rye City Manager Marcus Serrano told the site that the city will appeal the decision.
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