There was a dramatic faceoff in a Manhattan courtroom Wednesday, as District Attorney Cyrus Vance threw the book at an alleged drunken driver who killed a bus operator.
Mamtaz Begun was seven months pregnant when she was hit by a car driven by Sean Farrell, a lieutenant with the FDNY’s Battalion 16 in Harlem.
Sean Farrell, 39, was driving on White Plains Road near Westchester Avenue in the Bronx around 6 p.m. Wednesday when he struck the women, police said.
An off-duty NYPD officer was arrested and charged with driving while intoxicated this past weekend, reportedly after a crash in Woodside, Queens.
Prosecutors said Gary Hendricks was driving his SUV drunk when he crashed and flipped over several times in July. He pleaded guilty to the charges. Authorities said Hendricks’ blood alcohol level was .17 percent at the time of the crash.
The daughter of the late Sen. Robert F. Kennedy told a judge Thursday her work for human rights will keep her attend jury selection on Feb. 20 and 21.
Nina Gebarowski, 38, of Selden, covered her face and apologized as she left the courthouse in Central Islip Friday. Gebarowski is accused of driving drunk with her 2-year-old daughter in the car when she hit a pedestrian in Selden who was walking with his 4-year-old son.
A judge said actress Lindsay Lohan’s mother is continuing to attend substance abuse counseling sessions following her September arrest on drunken driving charges.
The measure could allow drivers convicted of a first DWI to avoid a license suspension by agreeing to install an ignition interlock device in their car. The device requires the driver to take and pass a Breathalyzer-like test before starting the car.
County Executive Edward Mangano says police will be targeting drunk drivers to stop senseless alcohol-related accidents during one of the busiest party days of the year.
Laquita Brooks apparently lost control of her car Thursday night at 10:50 p.m. on Dix Hills Road. The car struck a sign and then a tree, Suffolk County police said.
The goal of the initiative “Drunk Driving, Over the Limit, Under Arrest” is to maximize DWI enforcement efforts to prevent motorists from being injured or killed by an intoxicated or drug-impaired driver.
A chronic drunken driver has been sentenced to six years in prison, following his 12th arrest on Long Island this past fall.
Sheila Mara, the daughter of late Giants owner Wellington Mara, missed a “do not enter” sign and collided head-on with a taxi cab, police said.
Bar and restaurant owners, along with local officials, urge people to choose a designated driver before heading out for the night or take a taxi home.