Judge Reduces Bail for Driver in Fatal Long Island Limo Crash - NBC New York

Judge Reduces Bail for Driver in Fatal Long Island Limo Crash

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    A New York judge has reduced bail for a pickup truck driver who police say slammed into a limousine in Long Island wine country over the weekend, leaving four women dead.

    The Suffolk County district attorney's office says Steven Romeo's bail was lowered to $50,000 at a court hearing Thursday, the same day one of the victims, 23-year-old Brittney Schulman, was laid to rest.

    Romeo faces a misdemeanor driving while intoxicated charge. He has pleaded not guilty.

    DA's spokesman Robert Clifford says Romeo's attorney asked for bail to be reduced from $500,000. Prosecutors did not object.

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    Romeo has been hospitalized since Saturday. The attorney said he expected to be hospitalized for the foreseeable future.

    Prosecutors have said the limousine, carrying eight women, was making a U-turn after leaving a winery when Romeo broadsided them.

    His attorney did not immediately return a call seeking comment.

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