Long Island Limousine Crash: Pickup Truck Driver Charged For Drunk Driving

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The Southold Town Police Department in Long Island, New York, charged a pickup truck driver for driving while inebriated regarding a limousine crash that killed four individuals on Saturday. In this photograph, cops remain behind police tape in New York on Nov. 30, 2013. Reuters/Carlo Allegri

The driver of a pickup truck that slammed a limousine in Long Island, New York, on Saturday, killing four ladies, was summoned Sunday on a charge of driving while inebriated, police said. The 55-year-old driver, who was harmed in the accident, argued not liable to the charge.

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Steven Romeo was apparently charged at Eastern Long Island Hospital and hung on a $1 million bond or $500,000 money safeguard, as per the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office. He is booked to show up in court on Friday.

The mischance apparently happened at around 5:10 p.m. Saturday in Cutchogue, New York, when Romeo’s truck hit the limousine, which was conveying eight ladies coming back from visiting vineyards. The limo was endeavoring a U-turn at the crossing point of County Route 48 and Depot Lane, as indicated by authorities of the Southold Town Police Department in Long Island, NBC New York reported Sunday.

The driver of the limousine and four different travelers survived the mischance, and were allegedly hurried to Stony Brook University Hospital where they were recorded in stable condition Saturday night.

Southold Town police boss Martin Flatley, who depicted the accident as “one of the most noticeably bad mishaps I’ve ever seen,” recognized the perished as Brittany M. Schulman, 23, of Smithtown, on Long Island’s North Shore; Lauren Baruch, 24, additionally of Smithtown; Stephanie Belli, 23, of adjacent Kings Park; and Amy R. Grabina, 23, of Commack, likewise on the North Shore, as per the Associated Press.

Flatley purportedly said that Romeo hit the brakes before the mishap however couldn’t stop in time. Romeo fled the accident scene and was later captured.

Romeo is the co-proprietor of Southold-based Romeo Dimon Marine Services, which is right now being sued for the demise of a worker Andrew J. Leon in 2014, the New York Times reported.