Driver with cocaine, marijuana and alcohol caused one death when he crashed at 92 mph: sentence in Queens, New York

Jason Bical, who already had two previous drunk driving convictions, was sentenced to between 5 and 15 years in prison after pleading guilty to aggravated vehicular manslaughter in the case of the crash that claimed the life of Taher Ali Hassan in Queens (NYC)..

Bicel, 36, of Brooklyn, had pleaded guilty last month to fatally striking a 63-year-old motorist on Belt Parkway while he was driving 92 mph under the influence of cocaine, marijuana and alcohol the early morning of December 9, 2020.

Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz announced the sentence Wednesday. According to court documents, at around 12:45 a.m. that day, Bical was driving a white 2017 Chevrolet Malibu, registered to his family business. He was speeding west on Belt Parkway near 131st Street when he collided with Hassan.

The injured man, a Brooklyn resident, was rushed to a local hospital with a severe head trauma and later died from his injuries.

According to the prosecution, Bical’s blood alcohol level was 0.174, double the legal limit. Additional toxicology results showed that he also had significant amounts of cocaine and marijuana in his system at the time of the accident.

they even met two plastic bags containing cocaine on the center console of the car Bical was driving, prosecutors said.

The log recovered from Bical’s vehicle revealed that five seconds before he crashed he was driving at 92 mph, that is, 42 mph over the posted speed limit.

“This defendant admitted that he was driving nearly twice the speed limit while intoxicated on drugs and alcohol. He already had two prior convictions for driving while impaired by alcohol in Brooklyn and should never have been behind the wheel. Neither his admission nor his sentence will restore the life that was lost, ”Katz commented in a statement, quoted by NBC News.

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