A criminal defense attorney is facing a host of charges for allegedly driving drunk in Northern Westchester and crashing head-on into a vehicle on Route 172, killing a 22-year-old man, the District Attorney’s Office announced.
Bedford resident Robert C. Schuster, 51, was indicted in the fatal crash that took the life of Mount Kisco resident Diego Trejo in December last year, according to Westchester County District Attorney Anthony Scarpino, Jr.
It is alleged that on Dec. 16 last year, Schuster was driving his BMW 750 on Route 172 near Darlington Road in Bedford after leaving a holiday party. While driving, he crossed over the double yellow line into the oncoming lane of traffic and struck Trejo’s vehicle head-on.
Trejo was killed, while Schuster was hospitalized with injuries suffered in the crash before turning himself into police custody in Bedford this week, where he was arrested.
Specifically, Schuster was indicted by a Westchester County grand jury on:
- Two counts of aggravated vehicular homicide;
- Two counts of vehicular manslaughter,
- Two counts of driving while intoxicated;
- Reckless driving.
A judge ordered Schuster to surrender his driver’s license and passport. He was released following the indictment and is scheduled to return to court on Tuesday, June 16.
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