DUI Driver Responsible for Teen’s Death Not Charged

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The driver of a car that struck and killed a 15-year-old boy will not be charged, according to authorities.

Police alleged the 60-year-old driver struck two boys who were riding their bikes on Route 15 in Levittown, killing one teenager and injuring another. According to prosecutors, the driver was under the influence of drugs and cocaine when he hit the boys, but there was not enough evidence to prove it was the influence of drugs that caused the crash.

An assistant district attorney says witnesses noted the boys rode their bikes out onto the street and there was no way the driver of the car that struck them could react in time to avoid an accident.

The driver was unavailable to comment to the media, but it was determined he had a history of drug and DUI charges going back 15 years. This includes a guilty plea in which his driving privileges were suspended.

There are still charges for drug possession, which may send him to prison for up to a year, if convicted.

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