Distracted and Drunk Driver Sentenced For Causing Crash

by | May 4th, 2012

May 4, 2012

The devastating effects of drunk and distracted driving became a reality for a 36-year-old Royalton, New York, woman after she was told in court Wednesday that she will spend every weekend for the next four months behind bars. An article from WGRZ 2 News stated that the sentence was handed down for charges stemming from an accident in which the woman hit two teen pedestrians.

Court documents show that the accident happened less than a year ago on Dysinger Road. The woman admitted to police that she had been drinking heavily that day and was in the midst of receiving a text from someone and holding her cellphone when her vehicle veered off the road and collided with two teenage boys who were walking along the roadside.

Both boys suffered serious injuries including one of the victims, a local 15-year-old, who was in a coma for more than three weeks following the accident. The woman plead guilty to charges of driving while intoxicated and two counts of vehicular assault in January and was sentenced to five years of probation on top of her jail time.

Statistics show that distracted and drunk drivers are responsible for causing more than one-third of all serious New York car accidents. That’s why the Buffalo Auto Accident Attorneys with the William Mattar Law Offices ask that all motorists refrain from using hand held devices while driving, as well as drinking and driving.