New York Man Formally Charged For Drunk Driving, Vehicular Assault And Driving Without Insurance After Seriously Injuring Motorcyclists On The Road
QUEENS CRIMINAL COURT, New York — A twenty nine year old man was formally charged for driving under influence by Queens District Attorney Richard Brown last weekend after causing a horrific motorcycle crash last week that left two men at the brink of death.
According to a press release, the police responded to the scene at approximately 5 a.m. in the morning on Aug. 17. After the cops pulled over the man’s vehicle, they suspected the man was drunk after allegedly smelling his breath which was reeking of alcohol, and seeing his bloodshot, watery eyes, according to reports.
Omesh Mohan, of Richmond Hill, was allegedly reported to have had a blood alcohol level of .17 percent, which is more than twice the legal standard intoxication of .08 percent. Mohan allegedly told police he drank just one vodka drink at a club before he got in his 2005 Cadillac Escalade around 4 a.m.
In a statement given by the Queens police, they reported that Mohan’s Escalade was pulled halfway into the intersection of Atlantic Avenue and 124th St., with a Suzuki motorcycle wedged beneath it. The twenty nine year old allegedly told police he had come to a stop at the intersection, and looked both ways before pulling in to the roadway, when he was struck from the side by the motorcycle.
“By his alleged actions, the defendant illustrated the lethal consequences resulting from driving while intoxicated,” said DA Brown.
The DA’s office said both motorcyclists are clinging to life and remain in critical condition, suffering from head trauma, bleeding on the brain, a broken pelvis, femur and arm, and brain injuries due to the lack of oxygen, that require them to be in a medically induced coma. The motorcycle’s driver, Naquan McIntosh, 23, was found semi-conscious, pinned between the motorcycle and Escalade, the DA’s office said. According to reports, he is still being treated for a neck fracture. The other rider, Corney McIntosh, 21, was found inside the Escalade in the second row of seats, bleeding from his arm and face.
The NYPD said that both Naquan McIntosh and Corney McIntosh were initially arrested after the crash for drugs. The DA’s office said that only Corney faced felony charges, for criminal possession of a controlled substance, after a plastic bag of cocaine was found by a doctor treating him at Jamaica Hospital. A spokesman for the DA said the victim would likely be arraigned at a later date.
Mohan was prosecuted on Saturday in Queens Criminal Court on charges of vehicular assault, operating a motor vehicle while under the influence (or DUI), and driving without insurance — which had allegedly expired four days prior to the collision.
Mohan is currently being held on a $100,000 bail.