NEW YORK – A man who prosecutors say was driving 97 mph when he caused a fatal accident in New York City has been charged with vehicular manslaughter, drunk driving and other crimes, the U.S. district attorney said Saturday. Queens, Melinda Katz.
Alamin Ahmed, 22, of Albany, was arraigned Saturday in court on charges in connection with the crash that occurred early Friday morning that claimed the life of Daniel Crawford, 52, a resident of Bloomfield, New York. Sweater.
Police said Crawford was driving to work at a Queens hospital around 4 a.m. when Ahmed allegedly sped through a red light in his Mercedes Benz and crashed into Crawford’s car. Authorities said a breathalyzer test showed Ahmed’s blood alcohol level was above the state limit of 0.08% for driving.
A judge ordered him held on Saturday on a $ 25,000 cash bond.
“Few options are more selfish than driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs,” Katz said in a statement. “In this case, the defendant is accused of getting behind the wheel while under the influence of alcohol and of criminally disobeying traffic rules with tragic and deadly results.”
No one answered the phone Saturday at Ahmed’s lawyer’s office.
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