The New Jersey man who allegedly hit a state trooper off I-86 in Campbell in May is now facing charges.
State police have announced 78-year old Kenneth Aukett, of Westmont, New Jersey, has been charged with reckless driving, failing to reduce speed, failure to move over and yield to an emergency vehicle, and driving across hazard markings on the roadway.
Authorities say Aukett struck Trooper Craig Foglia’s cruiser from behind back in May, severely injuring him and leaving Foglia hospitalized for nearly two months.
Aukett will answer the charges in Campbell Town Court on September 18th.
Press release from the New York State Police:
The New York State Police at Painted Post announces that the driver who rear ended the NYSP Troop Car and seriously injured Trooper Craig Foglia during a traffic stop on May 17, 2017 off I-86W in the Town of Campbell has been issued several Traffic Tickets. This comes after the investigation was completed and a conference with Steuben County District Attorney Brooks Baker and Tpr. Foglia. The driver, 78 year old, Kenneth Aukett, of Westmont, NJ was issued tickets by Troopers for the misdemeanor of Reckless Driving, and violations of Fail to Move Over and Yield to an Emergency Vehicle, Fail to Reduce Speed, and Driving Across Hazard Markings on the Roadway. Aukett is scheduled to appear in the Town of Campbell Court on 09/18/17