>> Richard Rojas, the man who plowed his car through the bustling heart of Times Square, mowing people down, expected to face a judge Friday. Rojas killing an 18 year old woman from Michigan, and injuring 22 others in an incident which rattled crowds in New York City on Thursday around noon.
>> Proceeded to drive at a high rate of speed along the sidewalk from 42nd street to 45th street, striking a number of pedestrians along the way.>> The 26 year old was tackled and held by a nearby bouncer from Planet Hollywood, and other onlookers until police took him away.
Records show Rojas enlisted in the Navy in September 2011, and was arrested a year later at a base in Jacksonville, Florida. Where officials say, he attacked a cab driver, shouted, my life is over, and threatened to kill police, according to court records. Police say Rojas had also been previously arrested twice for drunken driving in 2008 and 2015, and once this month for threatening another man with a knife.
Preliminary test results for alcohol came back negative, but Rojas was believed to have been under the influence of synthetic marijuana, also known as K2, at the time of Thursday's incident. Rojas now faces one count of murder in the second degree, aggravated vehicular homicide, and multiple counts of attempted murder.