Drunk Driver Injured In Rollover Crash With Heavy Truck
New York has some pretty tough penalties when it comes to driving while intoxicated, or DWI charges. A first time DWI is a misdemeanor charge, but if a person gets a second DWI within ten years of the first DWI, that second DWI can be charged as a felony. If it is within five years of the previous DWI, the driver is subject to additional penalties. One of the penalties is a fine of up to $5,000 and a prison term of up to four years. Additionally, there is a probation term of up to five years, revocation of driver’s license for a year, mandatory installation of an ignition interlock, and the driver must attend a victim impact panel.
The Southampton, New York, Patch reports that an intoxicated driver was injured in a rollover crash with a heavy truck.
The crash occurred at about 10:40 a.m. on Friday on Country Road 51 in Riverside.
50-year-old Gregory Lee was driving a 2014 Buick SUV and struck a 2009 International Heavy Truck that was being driven by 27-year-old Kasey Fitzgibbon. Lee was ejected from the vehicle and sustained serious injuries. Fitzgibbon sustained minor injuries in the accident.
Authorities have charged Lee with felony driving while intoxicated, driving with a suspended license, and driving without an ignition interlock device. He will be arraigned on the charges at a later date.