Drugged Driver And Her Alleged Drug Dealer To Be Arraigned Today For Gas Pump Fatality, Suffolk DA Says
By Long Island News & PR
Published: April 21 2017
Renee McKinney, 53, stands accused of falling asleep while driving on heroin and hitting gas station patron; Roger Lockett, 47, who allegedly sold her the drugs, is also being indicted.
Renee McKinney, 53, and Roger Lockett, 47, will be arraigned today, Friday, April 21, in Central Islip.
Photo by: Suffolk County Police Department
Shirley, NY - April 21, 2017 - A woman arrested for driving while ability impaired by drugs after a fatal crash at a Shirley gas station has been indicted by a grand jury, Suffolk County District Attorney Thomas Spota said.
Renee McKinney, 53, will be arraigned today, Friday, April 21, before State Supreme Court Justice Fernando Camacho in Central Islip.
McKinney nodded off while behind the wheel on January 14 as she approached the gas pumps at a Mobil station in Shirley. The impact of the collision dislodged a pump and pinned another motorist, Rosalie Koenig, 62, against her vehicle. Koenig died of her injuries the next day at Stony Brook University Hospital.
Police administered Narcan and resuscitated the defendant who was unconscious behind the wheel when they arrived at the scene.
DA Spota said a suspect who is believed to be the man who sold heroin to McKinney will also be arraigned before Justice Camacho today. Roger Lockett, 47, of Mastic, faces drug sale and possession charges.
Justice Camacho will unseal the indictment sometime after 11:00 am.
A criminal charge is an accusation. A defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.