Recently, a woman pled guilty to aggravated vehicular homicide after a drunk driving accident, which was also a hit and run. The accident resulted in the death of a 61-year-old man she struck and left on the side of the road in Upstate New York. The woman had pled guilty to a different DWI charge 10 days before she hit and killed the 61-year-old. She was sentenced to 6-18 years in prison. If you were charged with drunk driving, you should call experienced White Plains DWI lawyer Mark A. Siesel.
The man’s son spoke out about the impact of drunk driving and accountability on the day that would have been the man’s 62nd birthday. This was one of several DWI-related sentences issued in Upstate New York. One of these sentences was of an18-year-old who received 6 months in county jail after killing a classmate while drunk driving. In another DWI-sentence, the court examined a wrong-way crash that killed two and handed down a jail sentence of at least 8 years.
The state police have reported 1/3 of all fatal crashes in New York are alcohol-related. More than 11,000 were killed in alcohol-related accidents in 2020.