Tuesday, September 12, 2017




Woman indicted in drunk driving death of Manhattanville College student


WHITE PLAINS – A Rye woman was indicted on a charge of vehicular manslaughter in connection with the drunk driving death of a college student.

Westchester County District Attorney Anthony Scarpino, Jr. said it Emma Fox, 26, allegedly was driving drunk on Westchester Avenue in White Plains at around 4:50 a.m. on October 9, 2016 when she struck and killed Robert Shartner, 21, who was running back to his dorm from downtown White Plains.

After striking the victim, Fox drove about a half mile before stopping her car on the shoulder of the road. A passing motorist saw her car had sustained substantial damage to the windshield and called 911.

Police found the victim unconscious on the side of the road where he was pronounced dead.

Fox failed standard field sobriety tests. She was taken to the hospital where she consented to blood and urine tests, which revealed her blood alcohol content was above the legal limit of .08 percent.           

Fox, who was also indicted on two counts of operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol, and one count each of reckless driving and speeding, remains out on bail.

If convicted, she faces 2 1/3 to seven years in state prison.

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