Aggravated Drunken Driving Accident in East Hampton, NY

Aggravated Drunken Driving Accident in East Hampton, NY

A motor vehicle crash resulted in misdemeanor charges of aggravated drunken driving and cocaine possession for 35-year-old Sahm Adrangi, founder and chief investment officer of Kerrisdale Capital Management. The accident occurred at about 3:00 a.m. on Saturday, August 13, when Adrangi was driving a 2015 BMW Convertible on Montauk Highway in the vicinity of Bluff Road in Amagansett, New York. He reportedly crashed into a Ford SUV, which was going in the opposite direction.

The driver of the SUV was injured in the drunk driving accident, but police did not elaborate on the nature or severity of her injuries.

According to police, each motorist stated that the other had driven over the double yellow line prior to the collision. Police eventually issued a speeding ticket to Adrangi, who allegedly refused to take a breath alcohol test at police headquarters. As a result of this refusal, his driver’s license was suspended. Justice Steven Telusky subsequently set bail at $1,000, which Adrangi posted in order to secure his release from police custody.

Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) and Driving Under the Influence (DUI) in New York

Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) is considered a crime in New York. Any amount of alcohol consumption can have an effect on your judgment, coordination, and ability to operate a motor vehicle. The extent of impairment is typically dependent on five factors:

  • The quantity of alcohol you consume
  • The quantity of food you consume prior to, or during, your consumption of alcohol
  • How long you drink alcohol
  • Your body weight
  • Your gender

In New York State, a violation involving alcohol or drugs can result in the loss of driving privileges, fines, and time spent in prison. A charge of aggravated drunken driving is punishable by a fine of between $1,000 and $2,000, a maximum jail term of one year, and revocation of your driver’s license for a minimum of one year.


If you were injured in a motor vehicle accident in which the other motorist was negligent, call the personal injury attorneys at Proner and Proner. Our experienced legal team is prepared to fight on your behalf and help you get the compensation you need, want, and deserve.


Last year we recovered over $15 million for our clients. With that money, our clients are able to pay their medical bills. They are getting their lives back on track after serious injuries and they are holding to account the people who wrongfully injured them.


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Our client was riding on the back of a motorcycle going south when the defendant heading north made a left hand turn in front of the client, causing the accident.
Injuries: Fractured left leg which required surgery

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$5,100,000.00 - Female, 43: Cyclist hit by truck

Our client was riding her bicycle when a truck was turning and came up onto the sidewalk. Our client went to back up and the truck struck her.
Injuries: Catastrophic injuries to entire right side of body below the waist resulting in amputation of the right leg and hind quarter; bladder rupture; multiple rib and spinal fractures.

$3,500,000.00 - Female, 33: Serious personal injury

Our client fell down the stairs and was knocked unconscious at a New York City
subway station.
Injuries: Fractured skull, subsequent seizure disorder.

$4,300,000.00 - Male, 63: Pedestrian hit by bus

Our client was crossing a street when a bus hit a car and the car spun and hit him.
Injuries: Traumatic brain injury; fractured shoulder.

$750,000.00 - Male, 35: Workers' compensation

Our client was changing a pump strainer on a hot air furnace when he stepped on a board and fell through the ceiling.
Injuries: Herniated disc which required surgery.

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