At the time of the crash, Govan was determined to be impaired. Govan was arrested and charged with vehicular homicide, vehicular negligent injury, improper lane usage and failure to move over for emergency vehicle on the shoulder.
Maryland: Top cop urges citizens to contact lily-livered legislators of Maryland to put teeth into DUI laws
On October 18, 2012, at 4:43 a.m. it is alleged that James Ryan was driving while intoxicated on the Long Island Expressway when he struck the back of a 2008 BMW causing the wheel to break and the BMW to become disabled while the defendant fled the scene toward exit 35, Shelter Rock Road. Ryan then collided with a 2005 Honda, seriously injuring its driver and causing his car to come to rest against the concrete center divider.