State Police: Drunk Watertown Woman Charged with Vehicular Manslaughter

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  EVANS MILLS, N.Y., Jan. 15, 2010    Bobbie J. Monaghan, 39, of 110 Haley St., Watertown, was charged at 9:44 p.m. Thursday with first-degree counts of vehicular manslaughter and assault, both felonies, aggravated driving while intoxicated and failure to stop at a stop light after a fatal accident in the town of LeRay, according to state police. 

  She was arraigned at 4:25 a.m. Friday before LeRay Town Justice John W. Hallett who sent her to the Metro-Jefferson Public Safety Building with bail set at $50,000 cash.  

  Police said her blood alcohol content was 0.19 percent. A BAC level of 0.08 percent or more is considered proof of intoxication under state law. Aggravated DWI, which carries a harsher sentence upon conviction, is charged when the blood alcohol content is 0.18 percent or more. 

  Troopers say Ms. Monaghan was traveling west on Route 26 in the town of LeRay in a 2004 Chevrolet Avalanche at 8:55 p.m. Thursday when she failed to stop at a red light at Route 11 striking the passenger side of a northbound 2000 Ford Taurus operated by Kelly A. Peck, 43, Gouverneur. 

  Ms. Peck's front seat passenger, Kathleen E. Deyo, 44, Gouverneur, died from her injuries, police said. 

  Dawna J. Kriegel, a rear seat passenger, was taken by Guilfoyle Ambulance to the state DOT site in the town of Pamelia and flown by state police helicopter to Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, with non-life-threatening injuries, they said. 

  Ms. Peck and her other passenger, James A. Kriegel, Gouverneur, were treated and released at Samaritan Medical Center, Watertown, police said.

  Troopers were assisted at the scene by member of the Evans Mills, Philadelphia, Pamelia, Calcium fire departments, Jefferson County Sheriff's Department, Jefferson County Dog Control, Jefferson County District Attorney's Office and Jefferson County Medical Examiner's Office. 

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