A Westchester County Corrections Officer was severely injured on April 6, 2008 when his car was rear ended by a drunk driver on the Sprain Brook Parkway, two miles north of the Jackson Avenue exit. Mr. White’s Land Rover flipped over several times as a result of this Westchester County car accident. The officer, 42 year old Darren White of Poughkeepsie, was ejected from his vehicle in this New York DWI accident, and suffered severe head trauma. His wife, Tomasha Thomas-White, suffered back and neck injuries.
The driver of the other car, Paul DeBerry, was not injured. Mr. DeBerry was charged with second degree vehicular assault, a felony, and driving while intoxicated, a misdemeanor. DeBerry was also cited for the traffic violations of following too closely and speeding.
According to police, DeBerry’s blood alcohol content (BAC) was 0.12 percent, over the legal limit of 0.08 percent. DeBerry was to be arraigned in Greenburgh Town Court on April 8, 2008.