Man convicted of DWI crash that killed wife

A Far Rockaway man has been convicted of manslaughter and other charges in a 2005 driving while intoxicated incident on Cross Bay Boulevard in which his wife was killed.
“The defendant has been found guilty of manslaughter in the death of his wife as a result of his having driven while intoxicated,” said District Attorney Richard A. Brown. “He must now live with the fact that his recklessness was responsible for not only the death of his wife, but with having left his young teenage son without a mother. With summer upon us, and more people on the road, let this tragedy stand as an example of the lethal consequences that can result from driving while intoxicated.”
Edward Bain, 40, of 433 Beach 128th Street in Far Rockaway, who was employed as a Verizon field technician at the time of his arrest, was found guilty by a jury of seven men and five women of second-degree manslaughter, second-degree vehicular manslaughter and operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated. Queens Supreme Court Justice Randall T. Eng presided at the two and one-half-week trial.
The defendant, who has been free on $25,000 bail since his arrest in September 2005, has now been remanded without bail pending his sentencing at a later date and faces up to 15 years in prison.
According to trial testimony, Bain, while under the influence of alcohol, was driving a 1999 Lexus ES 300 at a high rate of speed under wet road conditions southbound on Cross Bay Boulevard in Broad Channel on the evening of September 23, 2005 when he lost control of the vehicle and crashed into a utility pole, ejecting himself from the vehicle and crushing his wife in the front passenger seat.
Bain was arrested by police officers of the New York City Police Department’s Highway Unit after being treated at a local hospital for injuries he sustained as a result of the crash.

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