Monday, May 17, 2010

JFK drunk driver kills 2

From the NY Post:

A speeding drunk driver with a bottle of Hennessy in the front seat clipped a Delta employee's car, then crashed into a tree and flipped over this morning — killing his two passengers after he swerved around a car at Kennedy Airport, Port Authority police said.

The driver of the 2005 Volkswagen Passat, Itwaru Deo, 23, fled the 1 a.m. carnage but was arrested a short time later by Port Authority Police Officer Bobby Citko.

Police sources said the driver, blew a .132 Breathalyzer test, nearly twice the legal alcohol limit of .08.

A neighbor said the suspect’s father works for the NYPD, but was not a cop.

Deo allegedly tried to go around a Chevy Colbalt driven by Elizabeth Santiago, 24, of Brooklyn, at the intersection of the North Service Road and the exit ramp for the Northbound Van Wyck Expressway, then lost control of his car.

Instead he sideswiped the back of her car and slammed into a tree and a traffic sign at such speed his Passat flipped over killing passengers Ryan Adrian Persaud, 19, of Richmond Hill and Ramesh Dhanraj, 25, of Jamaica.

21 comments:

Anonymous said...

i still don't understand why drunk drivers aren't put in prison for the same length of time as murderers with guns.

Anonymous said...

Because when someone is drunk their car is just as dangerous as a gun.

Because one lacked a moral self control and shot a person or lacked self control and ran over a child is still the same to me.

If you know the dangers of drinking and driving ahead of time then intent is irrellevant.

Anonymous said...

Sounds to me like all of these kids were drinking, not only the driver. It's just that now only one of them is alive to face the consequences of it all. What if all three survived would they not all be punished for drinking and allowing their friend to drive? One was even under aged--where is the parents' guidance here? If all three died, would they not all be mourned for?
There's a terminology called "tragic accident". Yes one of them drove under the influence, but sounds like the friends (god rest their souls) weren't any better of a positive influence either. Let’s stop blaming one of them and start blaming all of them. Or not blaming any of them…it’s a loss too great for any fingers to be pointed at during this time. Unfortunately one survived to face the harsh reality of life and I'm sure the years to come will not be easy for him. One very stupid stupid error in judgment to drive under the influence has screwed his life up big time. And if you didn’t know who was or the type of person he is, all you now know is that he’s a monster, a murderer. Very sad

Anonymous said...

Alot of hitman were known as great guys and friends

Anonymous said...

I knew Ramesh briefly, so sad to see such a nice guy loose his life so tragically!

Anonymous said...

me na undastand how all this happen.. this liquor na good! drink beer or water.. less alchohol or none alchohol! rassss man .. meh feel bad fa them chap this!

Anonymous said...

RIP to my cousin ryan persaud <3

Anonymous said...

We don't have the guts to impound peoples cars in America.

They will have to still pay their monthly loan on the car of it gets repossessed.

But we give them back their cars....unless the crash and destroy it...DUH

Anonymous said...

doesn't matter iif he waz under age..duh kid was about to start college next month to make hiz father proud. people act as if they neva let a yung 1 drink b4.and 18 iz an adult age...yes 21 iz the drinking age; but u cnt blame blame friends for drinking...but u can blame duh driver for tryn to fleed duh scene...ii kno ryan wouldnt have done sum shyt lyk dat...but itz sad to say we lost anuther soldier.

R.i.P RyaN a.k.a PeaNut

Anonymous said...

Does anyone know what funeral home ramesh dhanraj is in?

Anonymous said...

speed kills

underage drinking
inexperienced driver
equals death

when will people learn

Anonymous said...

I am west indian and I am ashamed of what our west indian people are doing these days...instead of rising and being better, they are no better than their parents for drinking, fighting, hurting and killing each other...Damn people, put your thinking caps on...Do you honestly think you are cute by saying "I'm going to college, I have a degree"...and then you go ahead and do something so damn stupid...so predictable of west indians...You go to college to join clubs that do nothing productive but throw parties and drink to get drunk....You people are so sad and I am ashamed to call myself a west indian because of this! To all of the Mike Deo friends out there: Since your friend was so smart to want to become a pharmacist, how come he did not use his brain that night to not drink while driving???? Give me a break!

kavita said...

Oh stfu ur ashamed to be fuckin west indian their young people everyone, makes mistakes some more tragic than others ,yea they were wrong but for a second put - urself their shoe, nd for the fucking record u shouldnt judge anybody u fucking faget im 100% sure ur not doing anything good wit ur fucking, pathetic sorry life...i dont kno y ppl like u exist in this world...so quick to judge people as soon as they make a mistake but nobody ever talks about the good ppl, do..i love u ryan adrian persaud with all my heart forever nd ever... RIP ryan nd ramesh we, miss u nd love u dearly...ur loving girlfriend, kavita...

Anonymous said...

""nd for the fucking record u shouldnt judge anybody u fucking faget im 100% sure ur not doing anything good wit ur fucking, pathetic sorry life...i dont kno y ppl like u exist in this world...so quick to judge people as soon as they make a mistake but nobody ever talks about the good ppl, do""

Now who's being the judge??? Kavita honey, he killed your boyfriend!!! And to note, the "mistakes" in my life don't consist of killing anyone! Either you are too grieved to know that or too young....Whichever it is, you will eventually grow out of both, hopefully....I am sorry for your loss but more sorry that it was not prevented...They were intentionally drinking and in that car for a joyride cuz "the roads in queens are finally getting fixed" as per Mike Deo.....This joyride was being planned from before and if you willingly know what you will be doing that night, then everyone is to blame sweetheart...

Anonymous said...

This is sad but evidently in our society, parents can't control everything their children do and can't keep an eye on them 24/7. They trust that they will make good decisions. Obviously, they were all drinking but one decided to get behind the wheel knowing he was intoxicated. It's all about choice. If you know you are tipsy or drunk- don't put your life and others lives at risk. It's NYC for god sake...bus, trains, taxis. Many are guilty of drinking and driving but if something happens, assume responsibility. It is unfortunate. But the driver has one punishment already, having the weight on his shoulders of knowing that he killed 2 of his friends.

Anonymous said...

hey kavita you did not love ryan you just loved his money.. where are you going to get money from now ? oh yeah you moved on while you were still with him.. cheater! did you really know peanut like his close friends did ?NO!!why were you not at his wake every night?this quote is correct-Because when someone is drunk their car is just as dangerous as a gun.

Because one lacked a moral self control and shot a person or lacked self control and ran over a child is still the same to me.

If you know the dangers of drinking and driving ahead of time then intent is irrellevant.

Anonymous said...

Ryan Adrian "P-NuT" Persaud was a kind warm hearted person . He didnt deserve to die. Its really hard to believe ur gone ryan! words could not express how much we all miss you! we love you dearly and look forward to seeing you again in the afterlife one day. ----- millz

Anonymous said...

Ramesh Dhanraj was my brother and I miss him more than anything in this world. To grow up with someone like him for beautiful, we were cat and dogs at time, but we love each other more than anythig in the world and would do anything for each other. It is so unfair to me and my family that he is no more, it fucking sucks, this is something I can never accept, i am so mad and furious as to why this happened, why did he died, why did the driver had to drink, so many question and no answers. I just wish I could have bring my brother back. because if you are not the sister, brother or parents then you don't know WTF we are going through............I miss him so much.

Anonymous said...

So much judgement- so much bullshit --pain is caused regardless of who we all are- we lose the people we love when we never even expected we could, we fight, we get mad ,we cry, we wonder was it "my" fault should i have pressed harder? would he have came home if i did?? lots of questions- but i will say this if all of u fucking jackasses have nothing good to say especially if u didnt know these guys then crawl back into your fucking holes fast---and she is right unless u have that connection you cant possibly understand what they are all going thru. jus if u no better then just do it- stop being hypocrites!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

r.i.p ryan

Anonymous said...

Why is that everyone blames Itwaru. If they had all survived and got caught they would all have been held accountable. Not just him was drinking. All of them were. It is not his fault completely. None of them should have been drinking then driving. I agree. But how were they suppose to get back to their homes. Walk? It was one mistake. Now he has to hold onto it for the rest of his lives. Many do not know him but are ready to judge. You should get to know people before you judge. Do not judge a book by its cover.