Bronx Man Facing Drug Charges After Driving Wrong Way in Downtown New Rochelle, Causing Multi-Vehicle Crash

Written By: Robert Cox


NEW ROCHELLE, NY — New Rochelle Police arrested Galo Ba, 46, of the Bronx, Sunday. Ba was charged with Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance(crack pipe), leaving the scene of a Personal Injury accident, Reckless Driving, and DWI Drugs.

Ba sustained a broken left wrist.

The driver of the broadsided vehicle was treated and released at Montefiore for minor injury to his arm.

At 5:25 pm New Rochelle Police Officers responded to Main Street and North Avenue regarding a hit and run auto accident. 

“Ba drove the wrong way on Huguenot Street from the west junction, made a right on North Avenue and proceeded to Main Street where he ran a red light and broadsided a vehicle in the intersection,” said NRPD Captain Cosmo Costa. “He then struck two parked vehicles.”

After Ba fled on foot down North Avenue. He was apprehended shortly thereafter.


Police Apprehend Fleeing Suspect Following Four Car Collision in Downtown New Rochelle, Two Injured