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Drunk-Driving Melville Man Stuck and Killed Girlfriend During Argument, According to NCPD

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Robert Savinetti, 57, is being charged with Vehicular Manslaughter, Leaving Scene of Fatal Collision, and Driving While Intoxicated.

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NCPD reports the arrest of Robert Savinetti of Melville, 57, for a Fatal Vehicular Accident involving a pedestrian on Tuesday, August 1 in Seaford.

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Seaford, NY - August 2nd, 2017 - The Homicide Squad reports the details of a Fatal Vehicular Accident involving a pedestrian that occurred on August 1, 2017 at 10:50 P.M. in Seaford.
 
According to detectives, the defendant Robert Savinetti, 57 of Melville did have a verbal dispute with his 44 year old girlfriend outside Cardoon Restaurant located at 2479 Adler Court. The dispute did escalate and cause the victim to get struck by the defendants 2010 Toyota as he was driving away. Savinetti did eventually return after leaving the scene of the accident. 
 
It was determined Savinetti was intoxicated and placed into Police custody. The victim suffered severe trauma to her body and was treated at a local hospital. The victim was later pronounced deceased by hospital staff at 11:34 P.M. The identification of the deceased is being withheld pending family notification.
 
The defendant is being charged with Vehicular Manslaughter 2nd degree, Leaving Scene of Fatal Collision and 2 counts of Driving While Intoxicated. The defendant will be arraigned on Wednesday, August 02, 2017 at First District Court in Hempstead.
 
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