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Rye To Pay Couple $650K After Rear-End Crash

A Rye police detective rear-ended a Dutchess County couple in 2012 while driving an unmarked city police car, according to lohud.com. The couple recently was awarded $650,000.
A Rye police detective rear-ended a Dutchess County couple in 2012 while driving an unmarked city police car, according to lohud.com. The couple recently was awarded $650,000. Photo Credit: Rye Police Department

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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