Three People Were Injured In A Multi-Vehicle DWI Crash
New York law provides for serious consequences to those that choose to drive while intoxicated. Being intoxicated no longer just means being under the influence of alcohol. Being under the influence can extend to being intoxicated by legal, illegal, prescription, and over the counter drugs or medications. If a driver is in an accident that injures other people while intoxicated, they can face even more serious charges such as vehicular assault. Vehicular assault in the second degree in New York is a Class-E felony and carried a penalty of a maximum sentence of four years in prison. If the charge is a vehicular assault in the first degree, it is a Class-D felony and the penalties are even more severe.
The Legal Herald reports that three people have been injured in a suspected DUI crash in Syracuse.
The accident occurred at around 3:39 p.m. on May 4th and Syracuse police believe that an intoxicated driver may be to blame for a chain-reaction crash that injured several people.
34-year-old Brady O’Malley was driving a black BMW east on First North Street around the intersection with Kirkpatrick Street. He struck a Jeep that was parked.
He did not stop after the initial collision and continued driving until he crashed into a block Chevy at the intersection.
O’Malley, a passenger in the Jeep, and an occupant of the Chevy all suffered from injuries. Their conditions were not released.
O’Malley was charged with DWI and received several other citations related to the crash.