Report: Drunk Driver Who Fatally Struck NYU Student on East Houston Tested More 1.5 Times the Legal Limit

Posted on: May 9th, 2022 at 5:11 am by

NYU student Raife Milligan, Photo: GoFundMe

The alleged drunk driver who fatally struck an NYU student on the Lower East Side last week was 1.5-times the legal blood-alcohol limit.

Queens resident Michael de Guzman, 49, reportedly clocked blood-alcohol content of .13 after plowing his 2017 red Camaro into aspiring doctor Raife Milligan, 21, as he crossed East Houston at First Avenue last Monday morning, according to the criminal complaint obtained by the New York Post.

De Guzman’s Camaro is reportedly linked to roughly 29 vehicular infractions in the last several years, per the report. Most recently, it was allegedly caught speeding in four school zones since late last year, plus 25 parking tickets in Brooklyn and Queens.

Police charged de Guzman with second-degree felony vehicular assault and two counts of operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated, according to the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office. He was arraigned and granted supervised release at the request of prosecutors.

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