This week’s weekly New York State accident report includes a number of aggravated driving incidents and driving while intoxicated charges.
Laurelton, NY: Woman Burned In Laurelton, Queens Crash
On February 20th a single car crash in Queens left a woman dead and burned beyond recognition. The woman who was burned beyond recognition was a passenger in a black Infiniti G35 traveling southbound on the Laurelton Parkway. The driver is believed to have lost control of the vehicle.
The driver of the vehicle was a 27-year-old man who hit a guardrail which caused the car to launch into the air. Officials state the car flipped, hit a tree stump on the shoulder and then burst into flames.
Police sources say her body was so badly burned that an autopsy is needed in order to confirm her identity. The driver suffered minor burns and was transported to Jamaica Hospital. He is expected to survive.
In this fiery incident there were no other cars involved. Members of the NYPD’s Collision Investigation Squad are investigating the cause of this accident.
New York, NY: Woman Driving Under The Influence Kills Cyclist
According to police, a woman who was driving under the influence of drugs hit and killed a cyclist on Staten Island. The accident took place on Tuesday February 16th.
The cyclist was identified as 59-year-old Stanley Marshal who was riding his bicycle on Richmond Avenue when a car making a left turn hit him.
Marshal was pronounced dead at a hospital he was taken to. The person driving the car was Lisa Martini who was arrested on a charge of driving while ability impaired.
Albany, NY: Woman Arrested For Aggravated Driving While Intoxicated
An Albany New York woman was recently arrested for aggravated driving while intoxicated. State police stopped a vehicle on Broadway for various traffic violations. The person behind the wheel was 31-year-old Kaira D. Ouellette.
Ouellette was discovered intoxicated. She was taken and processed at SP Albany. Her blood alcohol content was determined to be 0.20%. She was charged with aggravated driving while intoxicated and multiple vehicle and traffic violations.
Albany, NY: Man Arrested For Felony Driving While Intoxicated
On February 22nd in the later hours of the evening, State Police stopped a car on I-90 for a traffic violation. The man who was driving this car was 39-year-old Nelson Arrignton of Albany New York.
Arrington was found to be intoxicated. In addition, he has a revoked license from previous DWI convictions and he is expected to operate a vehicle with an interlock device. He was taken and processed at SP Albany where he had to submit to a breath test.
The man was charged with driving while intoxicated which is a class D felony, operating a motor vehicle with no ignition interlock device, aggravated unlicensed operation in the first degree which is a class E felony, and multiple vehicle and traffic violations.
He was arraigned before the the Town of Guilderland Court. Furthermore, he was remanded to the Albany County Jail in place of a $10,000 cash bail or bond.
New City, NY: Man Causes Accident And Gets Arrested For Aggravated Driving While Intoxicated
In Clarkstown New York on February 22nd, State Police answered a report of a two vehicle accident on I-87 near Exit 12.
An investigation into this incident determined that the driver of a 2005 Volkswagen Jetta rear-ended a 2008 Nissan Pathfinder. The Volkswagen driver was identified as 37-year-old Thomas G. Pomponio from New York City, New York. Pomponio was found to be intoxicated.
He was taken and processed at SP Tarrytown, where his blood alcohol content was established to be 0.22%. His charges for this blood alcohol content were, aggravated driving while intoxicated, and multiple vehicle and traffic violations. In this case all parties were not injured.