Philippe Dussek, a famous criminal defense attorney in the Bronx, NY, was allegedly intoxicated while driving on a Bronx highway in May 2013. At some point, Dussek reportedly lost control of his vehicle and crashed into the rear bumper of another vehicle. A young woman riding on the other vehicle, a motorcycle, suffered significant injuries in the collision, including broken bones. She later required hospitalization.
The auto accident occurred while Dussek was on his way home from a party and traveling on the Major Deegan Expressway in the vicinity of West Fordham Road. A motorcyclist who was riding behind Dussek in the left lane applied his brakes, but he could not stop his bike in time to prevent a collision with the attorney’s car. According to court papers, the motorcyclist, Pedro Sanchez, and his passenger, Nicole Rosario, were ejected from the bike. Rosario sustained severe injuries in the motorcycle accident, including fractured shoulders, a broken foot and bruises on her body. She gave testimony that three years after the serious car crash, she is still unable to raise her arms over her head.
Police who arrived at the scene of the accident in May 2013 observed that Dussek smelled of alcohol and had bloodshot eyes. While slurring his speech, Dussek reportedly admitted that he had consumed four beers earlier that night at a party for his wife.
Dussek currently faces a number of criminal charges and traffic violations, including:
- Second degree aggravated assault
- Driving While Intoxicated (DWI)
- Reckless endangerment
- Reckless driving
If Dussek is convicted of the most serious charge of aggravated assault, he could be subject to a maximum of seven years in prison.
Dussek’s attorneys have contended that Sanchez, the motorcyclist, was unable to avoid the crash because he was driving too fast at the time. Sanchez’s motorcycle, a Ducati, can reach speeds as high as 178 mph. He did not have a motorcycle license at the time the collision occurred.
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