CEO charged with fatally hitting a man in Queens

The CEO is charged with driving while impaired and could face more charges after fatally hitting a man on Whitestone Expresway. (Harley Greerfield, CEO of Jennifer Convertibles)

April 16, 2010 10:22:01 AM PDT
The driver who struck and killed a man crossing the Whitestone Expressway has been released on his own recognizance.The man who first struck Mohammed Rohman is now charged with driving while impaired and could face more charges.

Jennifer Convertibles CEO Harley J. Greenfield was arraigned Thursday night on a charge of driving while ability impaired by alcohol or drugs. It's a traffic violation. He didn't enter a plea.

A court complaint says Greenfield told a police officer he'd had a vodka drink and a glass of wine before he felt his car hit something on the Whitestone Expressway in Queens Wednesday night.

Rohman, 45, was a security guard from the Transit Authority's College Point bus depot. He was crossing the Whitestone Expressway, apparently to go to Burger King, when he was struck.

Investigators say he was hit by as many as two vehicles and pronounced dead at the scene.