For Immediate Release
January 30, 2020
Contact: Sheila Kelly
516-850-3860 | Sheila.Kelly@suffolkcountyny.gov
DA SINI: BELLPORT MAN INDICTED FOR ALLEGEDLY DRIVING DRUNK, CAUSING FATAL MOTOR VEHICLE CRASH IN SHIRLEY
(CENTRAL ISLIP, N.Y.) – Suffolk County District Attorney Timothy D. Sini today announced the indictment of a Bellport man for allegedly driving while intoxicated and causing a fatal motor vehicle crash in Shirley.
Jordan Randolph, 40, of Bellport, is charged with seven counts of Aggravated Vehicular Homicide, a B felony; Manslaughter in the Second Degree, a C felony; two counts of Vehicular Manslaughter in the Second Degree, a D felony; Assault in the Second Degree, a D violent felony; three counts of Driving While Intoxicated, a D felony; Unlawful Fleeing of a Police Officer in the First Degree, a D felony; six counts of Aggravated Unlicensed Operation of a Motor Vehicle, an E felony; Resisting Arrest, an A misdemeanor; Circumventing an Ignition Interlock Device, an A misdemeanor; and Reckless Driving, an unclassified misdemeanor.
“As stated in court by Assistant District Attorney Jacob DeLauter, this defendant is alleged to have been highly intoxicated and driving at exorbitant speeds at the time of this horrific crash,” District Attorney Sini said. “He also allegedly repeatedly exhibited insolent behavior toward emergency responders upon his arrest. We will continue to prosecute this case to the fullest extent of the law and seek justice.”
At approximately 4 a.m. on Jan. 12, a Suffolk County police officer observed a 2014 Cadillac, allegedly operated by Randolph, facing the wrong direction in the northbound lanes of the William Floyd Parkway in Shirley. As the officer drove toward the vehicle, Randolph allegedly started driving in reverse before crossing into the southbound lane. The officer observed Randolph allegedly driving at an estimated speed of 80 mph and swerving in and out of his lane of traffic, at which time the officer attempted to initiate a traffic stop. Randolph allegedly made an illegal U-turn over the median of the roadway and fled northbound.
Randolph was traveling northbound when he allegedly rear-ended a 2015 Ford Escape just south of Rose Executive Boulevard. A forensic analysis of the vehicle revealed that he was allegedly driving at an estimated speed of 130 mph at the time of the crash.
The driver of the Ford, Jonathan Flores-Maldonado, 27, of Westhampton Beach, was transported to Stony Brook University Hospital where he was pronounced dead.
Immediately following the crash, Randolph allegedly exited the vehicle and attempted to flee on foot but was apprehended by police.
Randolph allegedly refused several times to submit to a chemical test of his blood. The District Attorney’s Office secured a warrant for a chemical test of Randolph’s blood that revealed a blood alcohol content of .20 percent at approximately 9 a.m. A chemical test of blood drawn from the defendant at the hospital, where he was treated for non-life-threatening injuries following the crash, revealed a blood alcohol content of .23 percent.
Randolph was arraigned on the indictment today by Acting Suffolk County Supreme Court Justice Fernando Camacho and was remanded without bail. He is due back in court on Feb. 25.
If convicted of the top count, Randolph faces a maximum sentence of 12 and one-half to 25 years in prison. If convicted of the top count and determined by the Court to be a persistent felony offender, Randolph would be eligible for a maximum sentence of 25 years to life in prison.
This case is being prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Jacob DeLauter, of the Vehicular Crime Bureau.
A criminal charge is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.