Guilty Plea in Drunken Driving Crash that Killed 2

first_imgSign 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.last_img read more

Dhawan shines as India post 285/7 vs Hong Kong

first_imgDubai: Opener Shikhar Dhawan (127) smashed a brilliant century to set a perfect platform but some poor batting from the middle-order saw India posting 285/7 runs against Hong Kong in Group A One-Day International (ODI) match of the Asia Cup here on Tuesday.At one point India 240/2 in 40 overs but after the fall of Dhawan, who slammed his 14th ODI ton, the other middle-order batsmen went to pavilion one after another, thanks to clever bowling by the Hong Kong spinners.Put in to bat, Indian openers Rohit Sharma (23) and Dhawan started the proceeding on a positive note, forging a 45-run disciplined partnership in eight overs. Rohit displayed some beautifully crafted shots but was soon picked up by pacer Ehsan Khan. His 22 ball innings included four boundaries.New batsman Ambati Rayudu (60) then joined Dhawan in the middle started punishing the bad balls. The duo played freely and smashing the Hong Kong bowlers all around the park to build a 100-run partnership.Rayudu and Dhawan completed half-century before Rayudu was caught by Scott McKechnie off Ehsan Nawaz in the 30th over. But unperturbed by the fall of wicket, Dhawan kept on playing the attacking game and completed his 14th ton.New batsmen Dinesh Karthik and Dhawan then played attacking cricket and in the process Dhawan gifted his wicket to spinner K.D. Shah. His 120 ball innings was comprised of 15 boundaries and two sixes.It was all going perfect, but after Dhawan’s wicket, spinners attacked Indian batsmen and took wickets in clusters.The first one to go was M.S. Dhoni (0) and then it was Karthik. Kedar Jadhav (28 not out) along with other batters –Bhuvneshwar Kumar (9), Shardul Thakur (0) and Kuldeep Yadav (0), however tried to pace up the innings towards the end but could not breach the 300-run mark.Hong Kong gave a strong reply as they minnors reached 133 for no loss after 27 overs. Openers Nizakat Ali (77) and Anshuman Rath (47) were at the crease. IANSlast_img read more

Archer follows up six-for with century in blistering Sussex showing

first_imgJOFRA Archer further pressed his claim to replace England’s James Anderson in the second Ashes Test by following up his six-wicket spell for Sussex’s second XI with a century.The Barbados-born fast bowler is widely expected to fill the void left by Anderson, who has been ruled out of the second Test against Australia at Lord’s because of a calf problem that limited him to four overs in the first Test defeat at Edgbaston.Archer lacks match practice with the red ball having battled through England’s triumphant Cricket World Cup campaign with a side strain.After being left out of the 251-run loss, Archer was released to Sussex to play in their seconds’ match with Gloucestershire and made a devastating impact yesterday.He took 6-27 from 12.1 overs with the ball as Gloucestershire were skittled our for just 79 and then showed his superiority over the opposition with the willow.Despite the seismic gap in the quality of opponent, Archer’s performance should make it tough for England to omit him from the team for the second Test, which starts next Wednesday.last_img read more

Uganda destroys Zimbabawe to edge closer to African netball title

first_imgShare on: WhatsApp Uganda earlier confirmed their title credentials with victory over the top ranked team in the competition Malawi Queens (ranked 6th in the world)  by 66 to 43 baskets on Monday. Uganda is ranked 13th,  Zimbabwe 16th and Zambia 15th in the world.Meanwhile, Uganda President Yoweri Museveni has given the She Cranes and the U-20 netball teams a sh96 million boost.Team       P  W  D  L   PTS     GOAL AVUganda      4   4   3   3     8           268Malawi      4    3   0    1    6           213Zambia      4   2   0    2    4           216Zimbabwe 4   2   0    2    4           205Botswana  4   1   0    4    2Namibia    4   0   0    4    0Uganda team:Lilian Ajio (Goal Defender), Stella Nafuka (Goal Keeper), Wycline Natwentwa (Wide Defender), Betty Kiiza (Centre), Halima Nakachwa (Wide Attacker), Stella Oyella (Goal Attacker) and Peace Proscovia (Goal Shooter). Action as Uganda beat Zimbabawe today. The result below.WEDNESDAYUganda ?? 61  Zimbabwe 45 ??Botswana  57   Namibia   38Malawi      51    Zambia     45THURSDAYUganda ??   vs Zambia 6pmBotswana vs Malawi     4pmNamibia vs Zimbabwe  2pmResultsDay 1Uganda 72 def Botswana 29(20-7, 42-14, 57-22, 72-29)Day 2Malawi 55 def Zimbabwe 45(17-9, 28-21, ..-.., 55-45)Uganda 69 def Nambia 31(15-11, 38-15, 56-24, 69-31)Zambia 57 def Botswana 42Day 3Uganda 66 def Malawi 43(13-11, 27-22, 48-29, 66-43)Zimbabwe 56 def Botswana 37Zambia 56 def Nambia 46Day 4Malawi 64 def Nambia 35(17-10, 35-19, 48-31, 64-35)Zimbabwe 59 def Zambia 58(19-11, 30-29, 44-45, 59-58Uganda’s She Cranes destroyed reigning champions Zimbabawe Gems 61-45 baskets to take a four point lead with one game to go in the Africa Netball Championships at Lugogo today.The She Cranes remain the only undefeated side at the six-nation African championships, and a victory Thursday in their final game against Zambia will give them the title.Malawi Queens showed why they are Africa’s top ranked team by controlling the game and beating Zambia to keep themselves in the running for the title. The game was marred by a power cut in the 2nd quarter, but that did not unnerve Malawi.Malawi led quarter one 12-09, 2nd quarter  13-12, third 39-34 before sealing it 51-45.A victory for Malawi in their final game Thursday, and defeat for Uganda, will leave the top two teams tied at 8 points. Uganda’s superior goal average however  should see them crowned African champions on Thursday afternoon, as they would have to lose by as much as 50 baskets to be denied.last_img read more

Wenger ‘amazed’ at speculation over Arsenal future

first_img“My position is my position. Honestly, that’s the last worry I have at the moment. My worry is to focus, to get the team ready for tomorrow’s game.”The Frenchman defended the performance of his players at Wembley, where several were labelled as “spineless” and a “disgrace” by match commentator Neville as they were shown walking when out of possession.“You can always get out pictures from a game that justifies what you think, you find in every single game, on both sides, moments where a player doesn’t track,” he said.“After you have to analyse why, has he made two runs before to go in behind and was exhausted, or did he not track because he didn’t want to? That is different.“I believe we have to live with that criticism and respond together like we always do.“We didn’t play against a poor team in the semi-final, we played against Chelsea and we have shown that we can fight. You have to acknowledge as well that Man City are a quality team.”Wenger’s hopes of avenging the Wembley defeat have been further hit by the announcement that Nacho Monreal will miss the game through injury.The 32-year-old defender had been one of Arsenal’s better performers this season before a back injury forced him off less than half an hour into Sunday’s final.Share on: WhatsApp London, United Kingdom | AFP | Arsene Wenger on Wednesday said he was “amazed” at fresh speculation over his future as he prepares his team to face Manchester City just days after Arsenal’s League Cup final humiliation against Pep Guardiola’s men.The Frenchman has come under sustained fire since an abject display in Sunday’s 3-0 hammering at Wembley but must now lift his team to take on the Premier League leaders on Thursday.Arsenal’s season is threatening to unravel — they are 10 points behind fourth-placed Tottenham Hotspur in the Premier League table and look set to miss out on Champions League football for a second consecutive year.They are out of the FA Cup and will face Italian giants AC Milan in the last 16 of the Europa League, which is their only remaining chance of winning a trophy this season.Arsenal’s limp display led to stinging criticism from former Manchester United and England defender Gary Neville as well as former Gunners Ian Wright and Thierry Henry.But Wenger, speaking at his pre-match press conference, responded with apparent shock when asked if the result meant his long tenure was now under increased threat.“I am just amazed that I have to always answer things that are exactly the same,” said the 68-year-old.“I am here for 21 years, I turned the whole world down to respect my contracts. So I am still amazed that I still have to answer these types of questions.last_img read more

Judge Holds Special Hearing in Roger Stone Case Today

first_imgA federal judge has ordered a special hearing for today in the Roger Stone case.The longtime Trump adviser and Broward resident is set for sentencing Thursday on seven felony counts including lying to investigators and witness tampering.According to Politico, U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson issued the order after prosecutors abruptly quit the case.Also, some legal expert say there is enough evidence of jury bias to warrant a new trial for Roger Stone. The four-member prosecution withdrew after Attorney General Bill Barr overrode their recommendation of a seven to nine year sentence for Stone. President Trump’s tweets ripping Stone’s prosecution have sparked claims of political interference in the justice system.last_img read more