The sheriff's office reported the death of a Jersey citizen on Thursday. The man died in a New York crash. Both drivers involved in the accident are suspected of drunk driving, though final reports are not complete.
A 33-year-old woman is alleged to have had a .10 blood alcohol content, according to police. She is also accused of exceeding the speed limit by 32 miles per hour. The driver of the other vehicle with which the woman's car collided is also suspected of driving while intoxicated. It was reported that he had lost control of his car, which allegedly caused his vehicle to veer through double yellow lines, at which point the two cars collided.
The gentleman's car continued to travel through a fence after the impact of the collision. His vehicle crashed into a mountainside, and rescue workers had to extricate him from his automobile. He was transported to a medical center where he later died. The sheriff claimed that the woman's suspected intoxication and excessive driving speed were directly responsible for the accident. He stated that she would most likely have been able to avoid the incident if she had been driving responsibly.
Authorities are awaiting the toxicology reports of the deceased. The woman is facing three charges, including reckless driving, drunk driving and vehicular manslaughter. In New York, a person accused of such crimes is protected by law with a right to legal defense. An experienced professional would most likely be able to assist a defendant who is facing charges with potentially serious consequences by informing them of all options available with regard to plea agreements and possible lessening of charges.
Source: nj.com, "Drunk driver charged in death of Jersey City man, authorities say", Kathryn Brenzel, Jan. 29, 2015