Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A 32-year-old West Hempstead man pleaded guilty Friday to a drunken driving crash that killed two of his passengers and resulted in both of his legs being amputated. Kervens Boutin, who Nassau County prosecutors said was nearly four times over the legal blood alcohol level when he slammed into a line of trees on the Southern State Parkway in January 2013, pleaded guilty to the top charge of aggravated vehicular homicide.He also pleaded guilty to two counts of assault, aggravated operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol and operating a motor vehicle while impaired by drugs (investigators also said he had marijuana in his system). The tragic crash occurred just before 6 a.m. on Jan. 27, 2013. Boutin, prosecutors said, was speeding in excess of 90 mph with four passengers in his 2008 Nissan Maxima when he lost control and crashed into a tree-lined area on the north side of the parkway near Exit 22. Twenty-two-year-old Blossom Castro, the front seat passenger, was killed on impact, prosecutors said. Also killed was 20-year-old Bryan Rivas. Two other passengers—19-year-old Marlo Cabrera and 22-year-old Antonio Rivas—suffered serious injuries; Rivas’ right leg was amputated. “The passengers were the trapped, inevitable victims of this driver’s incredible recklessness,” Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice said in a statement. “We’re fortunate that he didn’t strike any other cars and destroy more innocent lives.” Prosecutors said the the New York State Police Collision Reconstruction Unit estimated that Boutin was traveling 99 mph when he lost control. His blood-alcohol content 40 minutes after the crash was .31, prosecutors said. Prosecutors are recommending a sentence of five to 15 years in prison. Boutin is due back in court on Dec. 17.
Apple could reportedly be launching new 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro laptops, all powered by its new in-house M1 chip, in 2021. According to a report, the Cupertino company could also be looking at launching a 24-inch iMac as well as a smaller Mac Pro workstation in the coming year. Unveiling the M1 SoC at the ‘One More Thing’ event on November 10, Apple introduced refreshed versions of MacBook Air, MacBook Pro 13-inch, and Mac mini powered by its new silicon.According to a report by IT Home, Apple could launch two MacBook Pro laptops powered by its new M1 chip. The new lineup is expected to comprise a new 14-inch MacBook Pro and a refreshed 16-inch MacBook Pro. Presently, the 16-inch MacBook Pro is listed on Apple Store with Intel processors. The 13-inch MacBook Pro, on the other hand, is listed with both M1 chip and Intel processor options. The new M1-powered entry-level MacBook Pro was announced alongside Apple silicon-based MacBook Air and Mac mini. The report also suggests that the purported 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro could come with Mini-LED display. The two laptops are expected to launch sometime around the third quarter of 2021.- Advertisement – The publication also hinted at the possible launch of a 24-inch iMac, expected to be made official by the end of this year or in the first quarter of 2021. At present, iMac is listed on Apple Store in two sizes – 21.5-inch and 27-inch. If the new iMac releases, it will place in the middle of the two existing machines. The report also suggested the launch of a smaller Mac Pro. Expected to be about half the size of the regular Mac Pro but with a similar design, it isn’t known yet if the new workstation will replace the original or be an additional variant. No release date is known for the rumoured new Mac Pro either.The newly announced M1-powered MacBook Air, MacBook Pro 13-inch, and Mac mini are set to start shipping from November 17.Are iPhone 12 mini, HomePod mini the Perfect Apple Devices for India? We discussed this on Orbital, our weekly technology podcast, which you can subscribe to via Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, or RSS, download the episode, or just hit the play button below.- Advertisement – – Advertisement –