Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A grand jury has indicted a Central Islip man on upgraded charges for allegedly killing a 42-year-old man in a Black Friday drunken-driving crash in Commack last year, Suffolk County prosecutors said.Louis Muicela pleaded not guilty Tuesday at Suffolk County court to vehicular homicide, manslaughter, vehicular manslaughter, reckless driving, speeding, driving without a license and other charges. He was initially charged with driving while intoxicated.Authorities said that the 39-year-old suspect was speeding northbound on Commack Road when he blew a red light and struck a westbound Lincoln Town Car at the corner of Jericho Turnpike at 4:15 a.m. Nov. 21.The victim, Karl Njerve, of Port Jefferson Station, who was a driver for a car service, was pronounced dead at the scene.Prosecutors said Muicela had a blood alcohol content of 0.21 percent, more than double the legal limit of 0.08 percent, after the crash.Judge Fernando Camacho bail for Muicela at $250,000 cash or $500,000 bond. He is due back in court April 17.
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Wellington Police notes for Thursday, March 20, 2014:â€¢12:07 a.m. Branden D. Jones, 27, Wellington was arrested, charged and confined with Intent to distribute methamphetamine, No Drug Tax Stamp, Possession of Methamphetamine, Possession of Marijuana, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Obstruction of Law Enforcement Officers, Expired Driversâ€™ License and Defective Brake Light.â€¢1:20 a.m. Daniel B. Gressel, 24, Wellington was arrested on aÂ city of Wellington Bench Warrant/Order of Commitment for Failure to Appear.â€¢4:05 a.m. Steven D. Shamblin, 29, Wellington was arrested and confined on a Sumner County Bench Warrant for possession of methamphetamine.â€¢2 p.m. Daniel B. Gressel, 24, Wellington was arrested and confined on a Stehens County, Oklahoma Bench Warrant for Embezzlement.â€¢7:14 p.m. Officers investigated disorderly conduct by a known suspect in the 1400 block. W. 8th, Wellington.â€¢9:08 p.m. Officers took a report of a missing person in the 1400 block. N. A, Wellington. Person was eventually located.â€¢10:30 p.m. Officers took a report of suspicious activity in the 500 block N. F, Wellington.â€¢10:56 p.m. Evelyn J. Bazer, 45, Anthony, was issued a notice to appear charged with driversâ€™ license violation and defective headlight.