Driver Charged for Crashing Vehicle Into Downtown Nightclub

Modified: August 5, 2019 1:27pm

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Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn announces that 24-year-old Najeeb Shabazz Jackson of Buffalo has been arraigned before Buffalo City Court Judge Shannon M. Heneghan on one count of Reckless Endangerment in the First Degree, a Class “D” felony, one count of Assault in the Second Degree, a Class “D” felony, and one count of Criminal Mischief in the Second Degree, a Class “D” felony.

It is alleged that on Sunday, August 4, 2019, at approximately 4:20 a.m., the defendant intentionally drove his vehicle into the entrance of Bottoms Up, a nightclub located on West Chippewa Street in the City of Buffalo.

Jackson is scheduled to return on Friday, August 9, 2019 at 9:30 a.m. for a felony hearing. He was held on $50,000 cash or secured surety bond. 

If convicted on all charges, he faces a maximum of 7 years in prison.

DA Flynn commends the Buffalo Police Department Accident Investigation Unit for their work on the case.

The case is being prosecuted by Chief Paul C. Glascott of the DA’s Vehicular Crimes Bureau.

 As are all persons accused of a crime, the defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.