Manorville DWI Suspect Pleads Not Guilty to Fatal Crash Charges
By Long Island News & PR Published: June 04 2014
The driver pleaded not guilty today to vehicular manslaughter, manslaughter, aggravated driving while intoxicated, and driving while intoxicated.
Manorville, NY - June 4, 2014 - A Suffolk County grand jury has indicted a Manorville man who was allegedly drunk when he lost control and crashed into trees as he exited Sunrise Highway at Exit 59 in Manorville, Suffolk County District Attorney Thomas Spota said.
The passenger Michael Demartino, 59, died in the February 26th accident.
The driver, William Christie pleaded not guilty today to vehicular manslaughter in the first and second degrees, manslaughter in the second degree, aggravated driving while intoxicated and driving while intoxicated.
Christie, 69, of Manorville, is free on $150,000 cash bail.