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The Long Island Mercedes driver accused of drunkenly mowing down a group of Boy Scouts — killing one of the youngsters — admitted to pounding drinks at a golf club shortly before getting behind the wheel, it was revealed at his arraignment Monday.
A blitzed Thomas Murphy veered off David Terry Road in Manorville around 2 p.m. Sunday and slammed into a group of 18 scouts and adults, officials said.
The article goes on to state the following:
“I was coming from the Swan Lake Golf Club. Yes, I had three drinks,” the 59-year-old driver told cops, according to the criminal complaint against him. “Are the kids OK?”
Andrew McMorris, 12, one of the five members of Troop 161 struck by Murphy’s white 2016 Mercedes, died at Stony Brook University Hospital. Another scout, 15-year-old Thomas Lane, remains in serious condition.
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The 59-year-old admitted to pounding drinks at a golf club shortly before getting behind the wheel https://t.co/DmGVQd0hGY
— New York Post (@nypost) October 1, 2018
— New York Daily News (@NYDailyNews) October 1, 2018
— ABC News (@ABC) October 1, 2018
The driver accused of striking 5 Boy Scouts whole intoxicated Sunday was held on $250,000 cash/$500k bond; judge Aldo suspended his license; one 12 year boy is dead and 4 others injured https://t.co/9hHgIBlgi1 via @newsday
— Robert Brodsky (@BrodskyRobert) October 1, 2018
Manorville, NY- 5 Boy Scouts walking on David Terry Rd. were struck by a reported drunk driver Sunday afternoon. 2 of the 5 were airlifted to Stony Brook the others remain at PBMC. The driver, Thomas Murphy, will face a judge in the morning. pic.twitter.com/xbdUDXHiLo
— Stringer News (@Stringernews) October 1, 2018
— NBC New York (@NBCNewYork) October 1, 2018
*BREAKING* SCPD says the Boy Scout who was killed Sunday is 12 year old Andrew McMorris, of Wading River.
Scpd says the other scouts are Thomas Lane, 15, treated for serious injuries. Denis Lane 16, Kaden Lynch, 15 & Matthew Yakaboski 15, non-life-threatening injuries @News12LI
— Andrew Ehinger (@News12Andrew) October 1, 2018
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