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
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
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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