Driver In Trumansburg Charged In A Hit-And-Run Accident
New York has laws that cover possible charges incurred when a person is in an accident and another person is injured. One of the possible charges a driver may face is vehicular assault in the second-degree. This means that the accident was not intentional. However, if the driver of the at-fault vehicle violated the rules and requirements of the road, it can become more than a simple accident due to negligence and lack of proper care. If convicted, the possible penalty for the crime is up to 7 years in a state prison as well as a fine that will not exceed $5,000 per account. Restitution may also be required of the person who is found guilty of this offense.
The Ithaca Voice reports that a man has been arrested after a Trumansburg crash that seriously injured another driver.
The crash occurred Friday afternoon at about 3:48 P.M. in the 8400 block of Perry City Road in the Town of Ulysses.
When officers arrived, they determined that a 2004 Chevrolet Silverado had been traveling west on Perry City Road and collided with a 2008 Jeep Wrangler that had been traveling eastbound.
The driver of the Jeep was airlifted to a Syracuse hospital. He has since been treated and released.
The driver of the Chevrolet fled the scene on foot. Police were able to apprehend 24-year-old Markley D. Doane in the nearby woods. At the time, officers noticed signs of impairment and placed Doane under arrest for driving while intoxicated.
Doane has also been charged with driving while intoxicated with a BAC of .08% or higher, failure to keep right, leaving the scene of a personal injury accident, and vehicular assault in the second degree.