A woman was just charged with DUI manslaughter charges for a wreck that happened recently, according to a New York Criminal Lawyer. The woman, who was only 20 at the time of the accident, was driving while under the influence of alcohol. Her breathalyzer tested .154, which is almost twice the legal limit allowed. Other criminal charges might be pending due to the level of her intoxication and underage status. She was not injured in the accident but the passenger in the car was killed. Cases like this are handled by local lawyers when they occur in Manhattan and Long Island.
The passenger in the car was a 22 year old male. It is not known what his blood alcohol level was or why he was not driving the car. The accident occurred when the driver of the vehicle left a bar and was traveling down a highway. She thought she was being followed by a car and claims she ran off the road when she took her eyes away from the road to look behind her. She veered and struck the pole on the passenger side of the car. No other car matching her description was found in the area.
A blood test also showed the woman had amphetamines in her system, but the exact drug was not listed. If there were illegal drugs in her system, there may be more criminal charges filed against her, according to a New York City Criminal Lawyer. She is currently awaiting a court date to determine her sentence. It is not known if this is her first offense on a DUI charge. If so, she might pay fines and a jail sentence.
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