Long Island man pleads not guilty to 24 counts in fatal DWI crash
Drunk Driving Charges
A Bellport man faced a 24-count indictment for allegedly causing a fatal car accident while driving drunk on Long Island. He pleaded not guilty to all of the charges, including multiple DWI counts and aggravated vehicular homicide.
Jordan Randolph, 40, allegedly rear-ended and killed Jonathan Flores-Maldonado, 27. The crash took place on the William Floyd Parkway in Shirley, Suffolk County. Randolph was traveling northbound when his 2014 Cadillac struck Flores-Maldonado’s 2015 Ford, according to Suffolk County Police.
At the time of the accident Randolph allegedly had a blood alcohol content of 0.23, which is almost three times the legal limit. Authorities said he was driving 130 mph in his Cadillac. Following the crash, the Bellport resident received treatment for minor injuries at Long Island Community Hospital.
Randolph’s 24-count indictment included multiple DWI charges and seven counts of vehicular homicide. He was also charged with assault, fleeing from police and circumventing his ignition interlock device.
According to news reports, Randolph had at least a dozen prior convictions, including three DWIs. He was driving on a suspended license at the time of the crash. He had been arrested less than two weeks before the collision for failing to install a court-ordered ignition interlock device in his vehicle.
New York has harsh penalties for repeat DWI offenders to deter them from drunk driving in the future. If you are facing DWI charges on Long Island, contact Brill Legal Group for a free consultation. Our experienced defense lawyers will do what it takes to protect your best interests.