- Associated Press - Tuesday, December 16, 2014

SOUTHOLD, N.Y. (AP) - Prosecutors allege a man charged in a fatal Long Island crash had a blood-alcohol content that was more than double the legal limit.

Suffolk County Assistant District Attorney Elizabeth Miller made the allegation Tuesday at the arraignment for 71-year-old John Costello of Greenport.

Authorities say his pickup truck crossed into an oncoming lane of Route 25 on Dec. 6.

The collision killed a passenger in another vehicle, Miguel Bartolone of Peconic.

Defense attorney William Keahon entered his client’s not-guilty plea to a charge of driving while intoxicated.

Newsday (https://nwsdy.li/13uhRWj ) says Costello and Keahon both declined to comment after the arraignment.

The Southold town justice said he may recuse himself because he’s personally acquainted with Costello and his family.

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Information from: Newsday, https://www.newsday.com

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