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Franklin Square woman arrested in hit-and-run


A Franklin Square woman was arrested on June 17 for striking her ex-boyfriend and leaving the scene of the accident on June 14.

According to Nassau County police, Kristen Gerakaris, 33, of Franklin Square, was driving westbound on Jericho Turnpike in Floral Park at around 12:15 a.m., when she struck her ex-boyfriend, a 38-year-old pedestrian with whom she had a dispute, and left the scene without stopping. The victim suffered from a head injury and was transported to a local hospital for treatment, where he was listed in serious condition.

As a result of a subsequent investigation, police identified the vehicle and driver, and Gerakaris was located and placed under arrest.

She is charged with first-degree assault and leaving the scene of a serious physical injury accident. She was scheduled to be arraigned on June 18.