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Riverhead man sentenced on manslaughter, DWI charges in connection with fatal crash on Flanders Road in December

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The Riverhead man who pleaded guilty to second-degree manslaughter in June in connection with a crash on Flanders Road Dec. 17 has been sentenced to 2 3⁄4 to 8 1⁄4 years in prison, Suffolk District Attorney Raymond Tierney announced today.

Driver in fatal Flanders Road crash pleads guilty to manslaughter and DWI charges

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A Riverhead man who crashed his vehicle into a house on Flanders Road in December, killing his passenger, pleaded guilty today in Suffolk County Criminal Court to manslaughter and DWI charges, Suffolk District Attorney Raymond Tierney announced this evening.

Driver who crashed school bus carrying 10 Cub Scouts from Baiting Hollow camp last summer pleads guilty to multiple felonies

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Prosecutors said the school bus driver had a blood-alcohol content of .30% — nearly eight times the legal limit for the holder of a commercial driver's license.

Cops: Drunk driver in head-on crash on Sound Avenue had loaded gun

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Police said the driver crossed a double-yellow line and crashed head-on into a westbound vehicle carrying five people. He was arrested on weapon possession, aggravated DWI and other charges, police said.

Cops: Impaired motorist plows into police cruiser at accident scene, injuring officer

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A Riverhead police officer working at the scene of a motor vehicle accident in Wading River late last night was injured when a vehicle operated by an impaired driver crashed into his police vehicle, police said in a press release early this morning.

Child injured in Flanders Road crash Thursday has succumbed to her injuries , State Police say

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The child critically injured in a crash on Flanders Road Thursday morning has died, New York State Police announced this afternoon.

Cops: Man drove drunk with 2-year-old child in vehicle

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Riverhead Town Police report the DWI arrest of a man operating a vehicle on Sound Avenue last night with his 2-year-old son in the vehicle.

Sentencing postponed a fourth time for drunk driver who killed Wading River Boy Scout in 2018

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Thomas Murphy, 60, convicted in December on multiple felonies in the drunk driving death of Andrew McMorris, 12, of Wading River, is now due to appear in court on July 31.

Driver in fatal crash that killed Wading River Boy Scout pleads not guilty, will stand trial

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Thomas Murphy, the alleged drunk driver in the fatal crash that claimed the life of 12-year-old Boy Scout Andrew McMorris of Wading River on Sept. 30 will stand trial on multiple felony charges.

Driver in Manorville crash that killed Boy Scout indicted; blood alcohol content more than twice legal limit, DA says

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Thomas Murphy, 59, had an "extrapolated" blood alcohol content of .19 percent at the time of the crash, based on a chemical test of his blood drawn hours later pursuant to a court order.
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