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People v. Uribe – Case Brief Summary (New York)

In People v. Uribe (109 AD3d 844, 971 NYS2d 60 [2d Dept 2013]), the defendant, while intoxicated, was speeding on a dark suburban road passing a witness who observed the defendant's SUV slam into a tree.

Approximately 10 seconds after the initial collision, a taxicab slammed into the defendant's vehicle causing it to lie across the dimly illuminated roadway.

Fifteen seconds later, a motorcyclist slammed into the vehicle. The cyclist was thrown from the motorcycle and killed.

The defendant was charged and subsequently convicted of manslaughter of the motorcyclist.

In Uribe, the evidence indicated a clear seamless chain of events directly attributable to the defendant's intoxicated operation of his motor vehicle.