GLEN COVE, NY (Newsday) – A Locust Valley man, who drove drunk and at a high rate of speed before crashing into an ambulance Sunday night in Glen Cove, killing a patient inside, was held without bail Tuesday, prosecutors said.
Alvaro Gutierrez-Garcia, 27, was arraigned Tuesday at First District Court in Hempstead and charged with first-degree vehicular manslaughter, aggravated DWI and two counts of driving while intoxicated.
District Court Judge Martin Massell remanded Gutierrez-Garcia and suspended his license, prosecutors said.
Gutierrez-Garcia was driving a 1997 Cadillac STS east on Forest Avenue when he struck the ambulance at 11:45 p.m., causing the vehicle to overturn, police said. The emergency vehicle was going south on Walnut Road with its lights and sirens on and had a male patient inside who was having difficulty breathing, police said.
The patient, Denis Motherway, 85, of Bayville, who had an unrelated medical condition, went into cardiac arrest due to the collision and was pronounced dead at Glen Cove Hospital, according to charging documents. The emergency driver of the ambulance was taken to a nearby hospital for minor injuries, police said.
Police said Gutierrez-Garcia was intoxicated with a blood alcohol content of .18, more than twice the legal limit, charging documents show.
The Legal Aid Society of Nassau County, which represented Gutierrez-Garcia at Tuesday’s arraignment, did not respond to a request for comment.
Gutierrez-Garcia is due back in court Thursday.
*What Newsday, along with every other major media outlet failed to report was that the victim, 85-year-old Denis Motherway, was a retired NYPD officer, and that his killer, Alvaro Gutierrez-Garcia, is in the country illegally (You know, the “Locust Valley man.”).
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement released the following statement:
On Sept. 4, ICE lodged a detainer with the Nassau County Correctional Center on Alvaro Gutierrez Garcia, an illegally present Salvadoran national, after his arrest on multiple felony charges, including vehicular homicide.
Apparently, yet another drunk illegal alien killing an American, in this case, a retired police officer, just doesn’t fit the MSM’s overly-obvious political agenda. You see, we are currently living through what will one day be known as the ‘post-fact era!’