Indian American woman Gets 2 Years for Killing Pedestrian in drunken state

Malina Singh - Indian American woman Gets 2 Years for Killing Pedestrian in drunken state
Malina Singh, 21, a resident of Lake Luzerne, N.Y.

NEW YORK Aug 11 (TIP)— An Indian American woman, Malina Singh, 21, a resident of Lake Luzerne, N.Y., will serve at least two years in prison for hitting and killing a pedestrian while intoxicated in New York last year, a media report said.

Malina Singh, 21, was sentenced on Monday. She pleaded guilty last month to vehicular manslaughter for the September 2014 incident that killed Jonathon Rogers.

Rogers had been walking along the shoulder of Route 9N in the Saratoga County village of Corinth during the predawn hours of Sept. 5 when he was struck by Singh’s car. The unlit stretch of road runs along the Hudson River.

Singh stopped and called emergency dispatchers. Deputies from the Saratoga County Sheriff’s Department attempted to resuscitate Rogers on the scene, but he was later pronounced dead at Saratoga Hospital. An autopsy revealed the cause of death was blunt-force trauma.

At the time, Singh had been driving alone in her 2013 Ford Fusion headed north near the intersection of Antone Road. She had had a prior alcohol-related offense, authorities said.

In addition to the sentencing, Singh was asked to install an ignition-interlock device in every vehicle she owns or drives for three years upon her release from prison.

On June 22, Singh admitted she was drunk while driving and killed Jonathon L. Rogers, 34, as he was walking on Sept. 4, 2014. Rogers was rushed to a hospital where he was later pronounced dead.

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