Charges Upgraded Against Commack Fatal DWI Crash Suspect

first_imgSign 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.last_img read more

Whelan suffers injury blow

first_img Whelan sustained the injury during the Republic of Ireland’s 1-1 draw with Germany in Gelsenkirchen on October 14, forcing him off after 54 minutes of the Euro 2016 qualifier. The 30-year-old subsequently missed Stoke’s 2-1 victory over Swansea on Saturday, and is now unlikely to return until early December. Press Association Stoke midfielder Glenn Whelan has been ruled out for up to six weeks with a fracture of the right leg. center_img It means Whelan will also miss Ireland’s group game with Scotland on November 14, along with a number of Stoke fixtures. City manager Mark Hughes said: “He got a kick on the outside of his leg, and there is a slight fracture there. “He’s not been put into a plaster cast. We’re going to try and manage it without that because Glenn feels he’ll get back sooner. “But the likelihood is he’s going to be out for four to six weeks I’d imagine, which is a blow for Glenn obviously because he is a big part of what we’re doing, and we’ll miss him. “He’s been playing really well of late, but we’ll get him back as soon as we can. “As for Ireland, knowing Glenn he’ll try and make himself available, but my feeling is the game will be too soon for him. “You have to let nature take it course. With fractures you have to give them enough time to heal.” last_img read more