A Red Hook woman is currently free on $50,000 bail but will be facing arraignment at sometime in the near future. A Dutchess County Grand Jury indicted the 63-year-old woman on 17 felony counts stemming from a January accident in Tivoli that resulted in the deaths of two Bard College students.
A New York City firefighter was killed and a New Jersey man was charged with drunk driving after his car struck the firefighter's motorcycle. The accident occurred in Union Township, New Jersey, at 5 a.m. when the 56-year-old man was on his way to work. According to the Union County Prosecutor's Office, the firefighter was pronounced dead at the scene when he was thrown from his 2004 Suzuki after being struck by a 1996 Honda Accord as he was making a turn.
New York residents might be startled to hear about the case of a 34-year-old woman who was killed in a car accident by a driver accused of being over the limit. The woman was an activist who advocated legalizing marijuana in Colorado. She had spent years of her life claiming that alcohol was more dangerous than marijuana.
New York residents may be interested in the story of a New Jersey man who stands accused of driving while under the influence and is charged with vehicular homicide for the death of his passenger when the car he was driving struck a telephone pole on Pennington Avenue on June 17. A second passenger was seriously injured, sustaining a broken collar bone, a broken rib and a punctured lung. The driver, who walked away from the scene after the incident, was later found by the police and taken into custody. Jersey City police allege that he later admitted that he'd driven the car at the time of the accident.
A Hudson Valley man is being accused of homicide in the aftermath of an accident in which a motorcyclist died. According to police, the man had been driving at approximately 10:30 p.m. without his headlights and collided with the motorcycle. The motorcyclist died at a nearby hospital.
When a car accident with suspected alcohol involvement results in serious injuries, there can be serious legal repercussions. This is especially true if the injuries lead to a fatality. Drunk driving charges can result in loss of license, prison and social stigma. For that reason, it is important that those accused are aware of their options.