Coffay was previously charged with speeding but plea deal lowered the fine;
also failed to lower his speed to avoid a crash in early morning wreck last year
Kevin Coffay ducks the cameras after being bailed out of jail by his mother. Photo courtesy of FOX 5 Washington
Kevin Brendan Coffay, 20, of Rockville, Md., was charged with failing to return immediately to the scene of a crash involving bodily injury, was released on bond posted by his mother, Ellen Sue Coffay, of Cutlass Drive in Rockville, Md.
Coffay has two prior charges on his record in addition to charges placed and pending involving the crash on May 15, 2011 at 3:11 am, according to Maryland court records and police reports. Coffay was operating a 2007 Toyota Corolla on Laytonsville Road in Olney when he wrecked, killing 3 of his four passengers. Coffay fled the scene and police used K-9 dogs to track him down.
Montgomery County Police have placed charges of failing to render aid and assistance to an injured person, failing to stop after fatally injuring a person and fleeing from police. A trial date is set for July 12, 2011.
Rockville attorney Michael McAuliffe is representing Coffay.
On Nov. 26, 2008 Coffay was cited for driving at 83 mph in a 55 mph speed zone on I270 at HOV SKY Ramp and the charge was reduced to 64 mph in a 55 zone with a fine assessed of $67.50 and court costs.
On July 1, 2010 at 3:30 am, he was ticketed by Montgomery County Police Officer D. Berkheimer for failing to control his speed to avoid a collision and he pled guilty resulting in a $130 fine.
Prosecutor Says Coffay was boozing it up prior to killing his friends
Coffay’s attorney says Coffay’s father is suffering from Alzheimers and his mother has cancer….so he is depressed
and the way to handle that is by going out to booze parties and celebrate his misery by killing three friends…only in
Montgomery County, Maryland would this be an excuse…
Montgomery County State’s Attorney John McCarthy said Kevin Coffay, the driver in the crash which killed three young friends in Olney, had attended two parties prior to the crash and had been drinking.
Prosecutors are actively looking for information and trying to determine who hosted the parties Saturday night.
They’re interested in who provided the alcohol and whether any parents were aware of the parties. Any adults who provided alcohol could face charges.
In charging documents, a police officer claims Coffay, 20, had a “strong odor of alcoholic beverage” at the time of his arrest. …..MORE
Coffay is a flight risk and should not have had bail…he already fled once!
Is this America’s dumbest Judge!
Bond reduced from $500,000 to $50,000; court orders substance counseling and to stay away from any who were at the booze parties on night of fatal booze cruise
Final arrangements for funerals of three killed by driver prosecutor says was drinking prior to crash
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