NEW YORK (TBEN / TBEN) – A man who prosecutors said was 60 mph (60 mph) when he caused a fatal crash in New York City has been charged with manslaughter, drunk driving and other crimes, said Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz on Saturday.
Alamin Ahmed, 22, of Albany, was arraigned on Saturday on charges related to the accident early Friday morning that killed Daniel Crawford, 52, of Bloomfield, New Jersey.
Police say Crawford was on his way to work at a Queens hospital around 4 a.m. when Ahmed’s Mercedes Benz went through a red light and crashed into Crawford’s car. Authorities said a breathalyzer showed Ahmed’s blood alcohol level to be above the state’s 0.08 limit for impaired driving.
A judge ordered his detention on $ 25,000 bail on Saturday.
“Few choices are more selfish than driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs,” Katz said in a statement. “In this case, the accused is accused of driving under the influence of alcohol and of breaking the traffic laws with tragic and fatal results.”
No one answered the phone on Saturday at Ahmed’s attorney’s office.
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