PIO sentenced to jail for killing woman in car crash in US

A 24-year-old Indian-origin man has been sentenced to up to four years in prison for driving while intoxicated and causing a car crash that killed an elderly Indian woman here.

PTI| Last Updated: Jan 14, 2015, 11:37 AM IST

New York: A 24-year-old Indian-origin man has been sentenced to up to four years in prison for driving while intoxicated and causing a car crash that killed an elderly Indian woman here.

Vishwanand Subryan had pleaded guilty in November last year to vehicular manslaughter and he was sentenced to 1.5 to 4 years behind bars for the crash that killed 59-year-old Raj Chohan in September 2013.

Queens District Attorney Richard Brown said the case is "yet another tragic example of how deadly motor vehicles can be and the consequences of climbing behind the wheel of an automobile after consuming alcohol."

According to the charges, two New York City police officers heard a loud bang coming from behind them as they were patrolling a New York city neighbourhood on the night of September 13, 2013.

At the scene of the accident, Chohan was found on the ground between two parked cars in cardiac arrest.

She was taken to a nearby hospital where she was pronounced dead.

The officers saw Subryan speeding past them, exceeding the speed limit by roughly 30 miles per hour and breaking several traffic signals.

The officers pursued him and pulled him over.

According to court records, an intoxilyzer test showed Subryan had a blood alcohol level exceeding the legal limit.