08/31/2010 // West Palm Beach, FL, USA // Tara Monks // Tara Monks
White Plains, NY – A Connecticut man admitted Tuesday, August 31, 2010, to driving while intoxicated as he traveled the wrong way on a New York highway and caused a head-on collision with another car, as reported by The Boston Globe.
Ricardo Martinez-Arenas pleaded guilty to charges of aggravated vehicular assault and aggravated driving while intoxicated.
According to a Westchester County District Attorney involved in the case, Martinez-Arenas drove southbound in the northbound lanes of Interstate 684 in the Town of Lewisboro on April 24. He crashed into a car that carried three women.
The women, aged between 18 and 21 years old, sustained non-life threatening injuries.
Martinez-Arenas now uses a wheelchair due to injuries from the crash.
He had a blood-alcohol level of nearly two and one-half times the limit, according to prosecutors.
He faces five to 15 years in prison for the charges. He will be sentenced October 19, 2010.
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