Monday, December 31, 2012

Woman Charged In Idlewild Park March Drunk Driving Drowning

“She left behind a 7-month-old daughter because somebody wanted to be drunk and high and stupid,"  - Victom's Mother

Dominique Jamison
Dominique Jamison, 25,  a mother of a 7-month-old daughter was killed when the 2000 Ford Focus her friend was driving plunged into Idlewild Park marsh in Brookville, Queens.  Two passengers fled the scene but rescue workers didn’t realize it so they kept searching. Six firefighters were treated for hypothermia following the search.  (Photo Credit: CBS 2)

The driver, Denise Finley, 32, has been charged with, vehicular manslaughter,  driving while intoxicated and operating a vehicle without a license. Finley reportedly has four prior arrests but all the cases have been sealed. She is being held in lieu of $100,000 bail.


A drunk driver sent his Ford flying into a pond in Idlewild Park early Sunday — but miraculously, no one was injured in the crash. Two passengers fled, and the driver is being questioned.
A drunk driver drove her car into a pond in Idlewild Park early Sunday, killing one passenger. Two passengers fled.  (Photo: Danny Iudici via New York Daily News)  

A 25-year-old mom was killed yesterday after her drunken friend drove their car off a windy Queens road and it plunged into Jamaica Bay, police said, according to the New York Post. 
FDNY divers pulled Dominique Jamison from the frigid water and rushed her to Jamaica Hospital, where she was pronounced dead shortly after the horrific 4:30 a.m. accident.
Jamison’s friend Denise Finley, 32, was charged with vehicular manslaughter, driving while intoxicated and without a license.
“The girl that did this to my baby, I will never forgive her — never,” said the victim’s heartbroken mom, Lenay Jamison.

Dominique — the mother of a 7-month-old daughter — spent Saturday night celebrating a relative’s 50th birthday at a lounge in Jamaica with her family.
“We had a ball,” a tearful Lenay told The Post.
“She danced with me all night. She was a sweet girl. She did not deserve this.
Lenay said her daughter, who earned her bachelor’s degree this summer from York College and was an aspiring actress, went out afterward with Finley and four others.
Finley told cops she drank a cup of cranberry juice and vodka before driving, according to court papers.
On a blog where Dominique shared her funky fashion sense in upbeat posts, she doted on her baby daughter, Journee, and on her mother.
Dominique also posted a fun-loving picture of herself with a bottle of bubbly in May 2011, but included the cautionary and now-ironic message: “remember . . . DON’T DRINK AND DRIVE:).♥ xo.”
Finley and several passengers frantically flagged down passing cars on Rockaway Boulevard seeking help to save Dominique and at least one other passenger who were trapped in the submerged car.
“You have to help. My friend’s still in the car!” passer-by Damien Noel said a soaking-wet Finley shouted to him.
Noel and others formed a human chain of rescuers who waded into the frigid, 4-foot-deep water and pulled one passenger out of the flipped 2000 Ford Focus — but they were unable to locate Jamison.
Finley, two passengers and six firefighters were treated for minor injuries and hypothermia.
Cops said Finley had four prior arrests but that all the cases were sealed.
She was being held last night in lieu of $100,000 bail.
Read/View More:

Young mom dies after drunken friend drives car into Jamaica Bay: police
New York Post - December 31, 2012 - By C.J. Sullivan, Kirstan Conley & Kate Kowsh 

New Mom Dead, Several Others Injured When Car Plunges Into Marsh Near JFK;
Driver Charged With DWI
WCBS - December 31, 2012

Pregnant Woman Dies, 3 Others Injured After Car plunges Into Idlewild Park March
A Walk In The Park - December 30, 2012 

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