Controversial 'Pot Defense' Rocks Long Island Impaired Driving CaseA bombshell defense rocked a Long Island courtroom on Thursday. The lawyers defending a teenaged driver in a deadly car crash claimed even though he was high on marijuana, that's not what caused the accident.
Prosecutor: Queens Teen High, Speeding In Fatal Southern State Parkway CrashA Queens teenager was high on marijuana and speeding when he slammed into a tree, splitting his new car in two and killing four of his friends, a defense attorney conceded Thursday, but he insisted pot was not the reason for the crash.
Trial Set To Begin For LI Teen Accused Of Killing 4 Friends In Violent Southern State Parkway CrashAccording to prosecutors, 19-year old Joseph Beer is accused of driving high on marijuana while going at least 110 mph on the Southern State Parkway before losing control and crashing into trees near Exit 17 on October 8, 2012.
L.I. Teen Makes Bail In Crash That Killed Four Of His FriendsJoseph Beer, 17, is accused of being high on marijuana and speeding when he crashed his brand new car into trees along the Southern State Parkway on October 8.
Teen Charged With Vehicular Homicide In Southern State Crash That Killed 4 Friends Joseph Beer, 17, was handcuffed and escorted to court six weeks after surrendering to police after crashing his car on Long Island's Southern State Parkway. He is charged with aggravated vehicular homicide.
Nassau DA Calls For 'More Robust Driver Training' Following Fatal Southern State Parkway CrashThe goal, Rice said, is to prevent another fatal incident from happening through enhanced driver education.
EXCLUSIVE: Victim's Grandmother Speaks Out After L.I. Parkway Tragedy The family of Darian Ramnarine is inconsolable, saying they will never be able to give their loving 18-year-old son a proper religious goodbye because his casket has to be closed.
Driver Of Car That Crashed, Killing Four On Southern State Parkway, Out Of HospitalJoseph Beer was behind the wheel when his car slammed into trees in Malverne. Darian Ramnarine, Christopher Khan, Neal Rajaba and Peter Anthony died instantly.
Sources: L.I. Parkway Crash Survivor Told Police He & Friends Smoked Marijuana Before Deadly AccidentGrief counselors were on hand Tuesday at Richmond Hill High School in Queens where two of the teens, Darian Ramnarine and Christopher Khan, were recent graduates.
Police: 4 Killed, Driver Hurt In Violent Southern State Parkway Wreck Four people were killed in a single car crash Monday on Long Island when their car split in half after it veered off the road and slammed into some trees, New York State Police said.