Guilty plea in vehicular manslaughter case

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GOSHEN – A Middletown man pled guilty in Orange County Court on Monday to vehicular manslaughter in connection with the death of a passenger in his car.
Andre Laquan Davis, 23, admitted that on November 4, 2014 he was driving east on Route 17M in the Town of Goshen after drinking vodka and smoking marijuana. He admitted that as a result of his intoxication, he drove his car off the road and into several objects outside a business that sold outdoor furniture and landscaping supplies.
A 30-year-old man who was a passenger in his car died.
Analysis of a blood sample from Davis indicated his blood-alcohol content was .15 percent, almost twice the .08 required to constitute operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated.
Davis is scheduled to be sentencing in July at which time the district attorney’s office will recommend the maximum sentence of 2 1/3 to seven years in state prison.
“This case is another tragic reminder of the dangers of driving while intoxicated,” said DA David Hoovler.