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Bronx Motorist Arrested after Fatal Drunk Driving Accident

Destiny Baker3 years ago

Police have arrested 28-year old Augustus Jenkins of Montgomery, New York in connection to a drunk driving accident that left one pedestrian dead.

About the Bronx Drunk Driving Accident

  • According to ABC, Jenkins was traveling eastbound along East Tremont Avenue when he struck Nydja Herring, 32, as she was crossing the street.
  • Police arrived at the scene to find Herring unconscious and unresponsive – she was pronounced dead on arrival at Einstein Hospital.
  • Police reports indicated that Jenkins was intoxicated and had three passengers in his car, including two young children ages 4 and 10.
  • Jenkins was arrested and faces charges of DWI and driving without a license.

Drunk Driving Statistics

  • According to MADD, a person is injured in a drunk driving collision nearly every 90 seconds.
  • In 2012, 10,322 people lost their lives due to intoxicated driving – roughly one every 51 minutes.
  • Approximately 1.2 million motorist were arrested for drunk driving in 2011.
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