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Times Square Crash Suspect Due In Court Today

A man accused of intentionally mowing down pedestrians on a Times Square sidewalk is due in court.

Richard Rojas is scheduled to be arraigned Thursday, when he will enter a plea.

Police say Rojas steered his SUV onto a sidewalk May 18 and hit the gas, killing an 18-year-old woman and injuring 22 other people.

According to prosecutors, Rojas told police that he had been smoking marijuana laced with the hallucinogenic drug PCP.

Rojas has several prior criminal cases. He pleaded guilty shortly before the Times Square crash to harassment in the Bronx after he was accused of pulling a knife on a notary in his home.

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