A Town of Hempstead public safety officer pleaded not guilty to vehicular manslaughter and drunken driving after allegedly killing a pedestrian he struck with his patrol vehicle
A Long Island public safety officer is charged with fatally striking a pedestrian while driving drunk in a Town of Hempstead patrol car.
Nassau County police say Robert Core was on duty at the time of the accident late Thursday in East Meadow.
After striking the victim, a 50-year-old man, he traveled 150 feet with the victim on his hood, police say.
Core was charged with second-degree vehicular manslaughter and with driving while intoxicated.
The accident occurred on Hempstead Turnpike, in front of the Nassau University Medical Center. The victim died there a short time later.
Core also was taken to the hospital for treatment of minor injuries.
The name of his attorney was not immediately available.