A 22-year-old man is facing multiple charges after a high-speed collision in New York City that killed another driver. Authorities believe alcohol was involved in the car accident.
According to prosecutors, Alamin Ahmed of Albany was driving 97 mph when the fatal crash occurred. His Mercedes Benz allegedly ran a red light and struck another vehicle, killing 52-year-old Daniel Crawford. He was traveling to a Queens hospital for work at around 4 a.m.
Ahmed was charged with drunk driving, vehicular manslaughter and other offenses. Police claimed a breathalyzer test showed his blood-alcohol level exceeded New York’s legal limit of 0.08. A judge ordered him held on $25,000 cash bail.
New York takes a zero-tolerance approach to drunk driving, especially when it leads to a crash that causes injuries or even death, as in this case. A conviction for driving while intoxicated and vehicular manslaughter can mean serious consequences like jail time, fines and losing your driver’s license.
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