A 21-year-old student at Manhattanville College was hit and killed by an allegedly intoxicated driver. The accident took place on the morning of Sunday, October 9, on Westchester Avenue. Robert Schartner, of Fishkill NY, was returning to his college campus just prior to 5:00 a.m. and driving just below the Anderson Hill Road overpass when he was struck by another car.
The motorist, 24-year-old Emma Fox, of Rye NY, was charged with a felony for vehicular homicide and a misdemeanor for Driving While Intoxicated (DWI). According to White Plains Police Commissioner David Chong, Fox’s blood-alcohol content was 0.21. If a driver is 21 years old, they can be charged with Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) when their blood-alcohol content exceeds .08 percent.
Police are currently conducting an investigation into the White Plains DWI accident and have impounded Fox’s 2012 Nissan Sentra. Following Fox’s arraignment, she was being held at the Westchester County jail in lieu of a $100,000 bail amount.
Schartner, the man who died in the fatal car crash, was a junior at the Manhattanville College, where he played on the lacrosse team for three years. Manhattanville President Michael Geisler said Schartner’s sacrifices were an inspiration to the team and that he was a perfect example of a scholar who also served as an athlete. Schartner had three siblings and intended to major in marketing.
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