Operations

Drunk-Driver Convicted of Murder in Limousine Accident

Posted on October 25, 2006 by LCT Staff - Also by this author - About the author

MINEOLA, N.Y. — The drunk driver that crashed head-on into a limousine on the Meadowbrook Parkway in Long Island last year, killing two people, was recently convicted of two counts of murder.

The court ruled that Martin Heidgen, 25,displayed “depraved indifference” while he was driving the wrong way on a one-way parkway, eventually killing chauffeur, Stanley Rabinowitz, 59, and seven-year-old Katie Flynn. Heidgen’s blood-alcohol level was three times the legal limit as he passed six cars and drove a distance of more than three miles in the wrong direction before he crashed into the limousine.

The Flynn family was returning from a wedding at 2:00 a.m. on July 2, 2005, in a limousine driven by Rabinowitz. Katie’s parents, sister, and grandparents were all injured in the accident.

A first for Nassau County, Heidgen’s conviction reportedly represents one of a few murder convictions won in fatal drunk driving cases anywhere. The sentence carries the same penalties as intentional murder, with a minimum conviction of 15 years to life. Legal experts, however, say the verdict has a good chance of being overturned.

Source: New York Daily News; Limo Talk National Newswire

View comments or post a comment on this story. (0 Comments)

More News

Go Riteway Celebrates 60 Years In Bus Business

The Wisconsin company started with just four school buses and now has 1,000 vehicles serving several ground transportation sectors.

Colorado Operator Buys Affiliate To Widen Service Region

eNews Exclusive: B-Line Express in Vail will now cover even more ground in the retail-heavy state.

Why Uber Can't Be Fixed And Must Be Shut Down

Analysis: The TNC's lower costs brought lower prices, with resulting popularity and growth. But its use of noncommercial cars was unlawful from the start.

Empire CLS Featured In Meetings + Events Magazine

The article describes the chauffeured transportation provider's newest additions to its fleet: 56-passenger motorcoaches.

Unique II Brings Its Luxury Service To Florida FBO

The New Jersey company expands its chauffeured experience to  private charter jet clientele at Opa-locka.

See More News

Facebook Comments ()

Comments (0)

Post a Comment

Submit

Blog

See More

LCT Store

LCT Magazine - July 2017 $12.95 COVER STORY: * Why These Titans Work So Hard to Give it Away * *



Connect

Experience the three annual industry events for networking for business, showcasing vehicles and products, and getting the tools for success.

Read About Your Region

What’s Happening Near You?
Click on any state to see the latest industry news and events in that region.

More From The World's Largest Fleet Publisher

Automotive Fleet

The Car and truck fleet and leasing management magazine

Business Fleet

managing 10-50 company vehicles

Fleet Financials

Executive vehicle management

Government Fleet

managing public sector vehicles & equipment

TruckingInfo.com

THE COMMERCIAL TRUCK INDUSTRY’S MOST IN-DEPTH INFORMATION SOURCE

Work Truck Magazine

The number 1 resource for vocational truck fleets

Metro Magazine

Serving the bus and passenger rail industries for more than a century

Schoolbus Fleet

Serving school transportation professionals in the U.S. and Canada

Please sign in or register to .    Close