A man whose drunken driving caused the death of another man, a father and husband, has been arraigned on charges of manslaughter, sources told N York Injury Lawyers. A six-count Suffolk grand indictment charged the driver with being under the influence of intoxicants when the fatal accident occurred.
The suspect, a 53-year-old man, pleaded not guilty in Suffolk County Court, Riverhead. The judge ordered him held on $500,000 bond or $250,000 in cash.
On December 17, 2010, the suspect drove his vehicle, a 2002 Lincoln Navigator, over the yellow divider line on Montauk Highway, near Old South Country Road in Brookhaven. The suspect’s Navigator ran into a van driven by a 43-year-old man, married and the father of three children. The man driving the van was announced dead on the scene.
The suspect’s blood-alcohol level was .11, a spokesman for the Suffolk District Attorney said to N York Criminal Lawyers, which is .03 points higher than the legal limit.
In the meantime, the suspect’s attorney is looking for ways to mitigate the charges. He is not sure if manslaughter is entirely appropriate and may even be seeking a lesser charge, claiming the tragedy goes both ways.
“We’re early in the process of investigation,” the attorney said. “Certainly it’s a tragedy. He’s incarcerated and this gentleman lost his life.”
This isn’t the first time the suspect has been in trouble. He has been arrested for a number of misdemeanors over the last 22 years, including some related to drugs.
N York Injury Lawyers are there to step into the gap when criminal charges don’t seem to be enough. Some losses can never be regained; especially the loss of a loved one, but that does not reduce the need for justice in such cases. The perpetrator may escape under the legal process, perhaps due to a technicality or some other issue, but thankfully there are N York Injury Lawyers who are ready to help out and make sure those who harm a family will be required to pay some measure of compensation to those who suffered loss.
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