DRUNKEN DRIVER PLEADS GUILTY TO VEHICULAR MANSLAUGHTER

THE DISTRICT ATTORNEY OF DUTCHESS COUNTY PRESS RELEASE


According to District Attorney William Grady, “Robert J. Dancy, 36, from Stamford, NY entered a plea of guilty on June 13th before County Court Judge Peter M. Forman to Vehicular Manslaughter in the 1st Degree, a Class C Felony, the top count in the indictment.”

“Dancy was heavily intoxicated, having a blood-alcohol content of more than two times the legal limit, while driving south on Route 9G in Rhinebeck on December 7, 2018, when he swerved across lanes of traffic and crashed, head-on into the victim’s vehicle.”

“The victim, Emily Wootton, a 20-year-old culinary student from Vermont, died at the scene.” Sentencing was scheduled by Judge Forman for August 1st and the defendant was advised that he could expect to receive 3½ to 10 years in state prison