A man from Long Island, who was driving 100 miles over the posted speed limit with a blood alcohol level that was four times the legal limit, caused a fatal car crash resulting in the death of a recent high school graduate.
The man was charged with her murder, among other violations, due to his indifference to human life.
The young girl was killed only one week after attending her senior prom, going to her graduation, and having a graduation party.
Prosecutors said that a bystander at a fast-food restaurant noticed that the driver was intoxicated and told him not to drive.
The driver did not listen and he ran two red lights as well as weaved through traffic without stepping on his brakes. Immediately after doing so, he hit the girl’s car.
A police officer clocked him driving 100 MPH moments before the car crash. His car only stopped when it struck a pole.
In addition to murder, the driver is also being charged with aggravated vehicular homicide, manslaughter, leaving the scene of an accident, reckless endangerment, reckless driving, aggravated DWI as a felony, DWI as a misdemeanor, failure to stop at a signal, failure to stay in a lane, and speeding.
If convicted of murder, he could face a maximum of 25 years to life in prison.
Even if he is not convicted of murder, it is almost certain that he will lose his driving privileges.
Remember, it is easy to read this tragic story and think that this will never be you.
However, we have seen from experience that the people who think that they will never get caught or take unnecessary risks are the ones who receive the most traffic tickets.
Be smart: Do not drive if you have been drinking and obey the rules of the road at all times.