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Husband sentenced in vehicular death of wife

A Far Rockaway man has been sentenced to four to 12 years in state prison for a 2005 driving while intoxicated incident on Cross Bay Boulevard in which his wife was killed.
“The impact of the defendant’s decision to get behind the wheel when intoxicated will continue to be felt for many years to come as his young teenage son copes with the senseless death of his mother and the knowledge that his father is the one responsible for her loss,” said District Attorney Richard A. Brown.
He continued, “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, 41, of 433 Beach 128th Street in Far Rockaway, was convicted of second-degree manslaughter, second-degree vehicular manslaughter and operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated following a two and one-half week jury trial before Queens Supreme Court Justice Randall T. Eng, who imposed the sentence of four to 12 years in state prison.
According to trial testimony, the defendant, 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 car 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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