Police Impersonating ‘Road Rage Rabbi’ Pleads Guilty In Fourth Westchester Incident
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (CBSNewYork/AP) – A Westchester County rabbi accused of impersonating a police officer during road rage incidents has pleaded guilty to a violation.
Rabbi Alfredo Borodowski pleaded guilty Thursday in Mamaroneck Village Court to second-degree harassment, the Journal News reported. He will get no jail time or probation if he stays out of trouble for a year.
He had already pleaded guilty under the same terms in Greenburgh, White Plains and Yonkers.
Authorities say slow drivers enraged Borodowski.
In the Mamaroneck incident, he confronted a woman driving in a school zone. Authorities say he acknowledged that he held up a fake badge while yelling.
The rabbi asked for forgiveness outside court.
Borodowski was terminated from his position as executive director of the Skirball Center for Jewish Learning at Temple Emanu-El on East 65th Street last summer amid the road rage charges. He remains the rabbi at Congregation Sulam Yaakov in Larchmont.
His lawyer has said the incidents are the result of bipolar disorder.
Borodowski’s received psychiatric treatment and says he wants to be a “voice” for people with mental illness.
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