New York: U of Rochester researcher studied booze at Distillery Restaurant before leaving and killing man in crash; then he fled

From Democrat and Chronicle
A University of Rochester researcher pleaded not guilty Thursday to charges that he fled a drunken-driving crash that killed another driver.
An indictment charges Benjamin W. Smith, 42, with second-degree manslaughter, second-degree vehicular manslaughter, leaving the scene of a fatal accident and driving while intoxicated in an April 3 collision that fatally injured Raymond E. Arnold, 21, at Rossiter and Castleman roads.
Monroe County Court Judge Victoria M. Argento allowed Smith to remain free on bail of $10,000 cash after the prosecution didn’t object…..MORE

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