WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. - A Westchester man is facing up to 15 years in prison after drinking and driving with a blood alcohol content approaching four times the legal limit and getting into an accident that resulted in another driver’s death.
On Wednesday, acting Westchester County District Attorney James McCarty announced that Liam Perry, 23, of Yonkers was arraigned on manslaughter charges for his role in an accident this summer that left a man dead in Yonkers.
According to McCarty, shortly before 9:30 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 11, Perry was driving on Palmer Road in Yonkers, when he crossed the double yellow line near the Sunnybrook Road interection and struck his victim’s Lincoln Town Car head on.
Perry had to be extracted from his vehicle, and both he and his victim were transported to Jacobi Medical Center in the Bronx for treatment. Perry survived, but his victim died from injuries sustained in the crash.
An investigation revealed that Perry’s blood alcohol content was .27 percent, more than triple the legal limit. He has been arraigned on felony charges of first-degree vehicular manslaughter, second-degree vehicular manslaughter and a misdemeanor charge of aggravated driving while intoxicated.
Perry pleaded not guilty on Wednesday in Westchester County Court, where he remains remanded. Bail was previously set at $25,000 cash or bond. Perry is due back in court on Wednesday, Jan. 18.