Unlicensed Immigrant Avoids Felony Charge In Fatal DUI Crash In New York
NEW YORK CITY, NY - On Sunday, police arrested Jasen Nhambiu, 49, after he reportedly hit a woman, who had just walked out of her Brooklyn house on Atlantic Avenue.
The victim, 62-year-old Alina Morales bounced off of the front bumper of the driver's red Hyundai Sonata and fell to the pavement.
The New York Post reported:
She was taken to Brooklyn Hospital Center but couldn’t be saved.
Nhambiu, who was driving with a suspended license, remained at the scene but refused to take a blood alcohol test, cops said.
Nhambiu has been charged with driving while intoxicated, refusal to take a breath test, driving without a license, aggravated unlicensed operator and two counts of endangering the welfare of a child.
The suspect had his 9- and 16-year-old sons in the car at the time of the fatal crash.
Despite the fact that the Tanzanian immigrant has had his driver's license revoked at least five times, and that his latest infraction resulted in someone's death, no felony charges will be filed against him.
Nhambiu is an attorney, and is currently employed as the labor relations director at the Bronx Lebanon Hospital Center.
He is currently free on bond and is scheduled to appear in court in January.
Nhambiu failed to appear in court for his last offense, according to the Brooklyn District Attorney’s office.