Recent New Rochelle School Board Candidate Arrested for DWI, Handgun Recovered

Written By: Robert Cox

NEW ROCHELLE, NY — Timothy McKnight, Jr,, an unsuccessful candidate for the New Rochelle Board of Education in June, was arrested overnight after his involvement in a hit and run motor vehicle accident. No one was injured in the auto collision.

McKnight was charged with DWI-First Offense.

A 9mm Glock pistol was found during the inventory search of his vehicle. Police said McKnight appears to possesses a valid Westchester County pistol permit (target only).

“The District Attorney’s Office will make a determination as to whether or not he violated the conditions of his pistol permit,” said New Rochelle Police Captain Cosmo Costa.

McKnight was recently appointed to the City of New Rochelle’s 15-member Policing Review Committee to undertake a review of current police force deployments, strategies, policies, procedures and practices and develop a plan to improve these areas.

UPDATE 10/1/20: City Spokesperson Kathy Gilwit says McKnight is no longer a member of the Policing Review Committee.

McKnight is also a member of the newly created Equity and Access Committee of the New Rochelle Board of Education.

UPDATE 10/1/20: School District Spokesperson Ken Valenti says McKnight no longer on the New Rochelle Board of Education Equity and Access Committee

On March 31, 2019 New York State Police Haverstraw arrested McKnight. He was traveling on the Palisades Interstate Parkway in the town of Clarkstown when his vehicle became stuck in the mud in the center median. Troopers responded to offer assistance. While speaking to McKnight, troopers determined that he was impaired by alcohol, police alleged.

McKnight is due back in New Rochelle City Court on Monday September 21.


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9 thoughts on “Recent New Rochelle School Board Candidate Arrested for DWI, Handgun Recovered”

  1. Everyone is so quick to condemn this man. about the stuff he writes and sometimes yiu don’t want to comprehend the text because you see his name. Now some things he publish we may not all agree on but to this one article he never mentioned anyone being an officer, he just stated the facts, name, who he was(unsuccessful canidate who ran for a seat) what- got arrested, Why- DWI/ gun in possession, hit and run, where, he actually doesn’t even say, when, date provided…he even gave a bio of him…Now everyone assume it was his father when they saw the name. Not Mr.Cox

    1. The ONLY reason to run this story is because Tim McKnight Jr. is a public figure, by his own choice. It comes with the territory. That said, it gives me no pleasure to run a story like this. The problem is the arrest (and its not a conviction) conflicts with his public role on the police review committee.

    1. Try reading the article again and see where you can find that I wrote the person arrested was a police is important. smh


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