Posted on 19 September 2011.
Bronx assistant district attorney Jennifer Troiano, arrested in August 2010 for driving drunk and causing a three-car crash on Major Deegan Expressway, will get to keep her driver’s license, the New York Daily News reports, even though she refused to take a Breathalyzer test after her arrest.
At the time of the arrest, Troiano admitted having had drinks but wouldn’t take a Breathalyzer test, according to the Daily News’ story, so her license was automatically suspended until her court date. The Daily News obtained the transcript to the December hearing, and it appears the judge found fault with the arresting officer, who could not explain how the officers decided Troiano was drunk without a Breathalyzer.
Troiano’s suspension was lifted, but she’ll still go on trial for the DWI charges.
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Posted on 12 September 2011.
New lawyer set to try Bronx prosecutor, Jennifer Troiano’s DWI Case
Bronx prosecutor, Jennifer Troiano, fired her lawyer in her DWI hearing scheduled to begin later this year. Her now former lawyer, Howard Weiswasser, was preparing to put his own daughter, and close friend of Troiano, on the stand. The Daily News reports that Troiano’s new lawyer, Steven Epstein, is known for winning the acquittal of former Bronx prosecutor Stephen Lopresti, also on a DWI charge.
Surprise appearance at yesterday’s Ferragosto festival
The Bronx hosted its annual Ferragosto festival in Little Italy yesterday. The festival celebrates all things Italian, and yesterday according to The Daily News, that included baseball legend Babe Ruth. His granddaughter paid a surprise visit. “I wish he could be here now,” Linda Ruth Tosetti said of her late grandfather.
Education is the path out of poverty in the Bronx
The South Bronx has a new program for youth. Hunts Point Alliance for Children is poised to begin an early literacy program next month. Maryann Hedaa, Executive Director of the center, talks to the New York Post about their new project.
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