Unlicensed driver who fatally struck woman charged with DWI

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The NYPD Highway Patrol conducts an investigation after a woman was fatally struck by a car on Atlantic Ave. between 3rd Ave. and Nevins St. in Brookyn.
The NYPD Highway Patrol conducts an investigation after a woman was fatally struck by a car on Atlantic Ave. between 3rd Ave. and Nevins St. in Brookyn. (Gardiner Anderson/for New York Daily News)

An unlicensed driver who fatally struck a 62-year-old woman as she crossed the street just steps from her Brooklyn home has been charged with DWI, police said Monday.

Nhambiu, who lives in Brownsville, was also charged with refusing to take a breath test, so his blood alcohol level was not clear. But police said he slurred his speech, had bloodshot eyes and smelled of booze.

Alina Morales was crossing mid-block on Atlantic Ave. near Third Ave. in Boerum Hill when a red 2015 Hyundai Sonata heading west struck her about 7:45 p.m. Sunday.

The NYPD Highway Patrol conducts an investigation after a woman was fatally struck by a car on Atlantic Ave. between 3rd Ave. and Nevins St. in Brookyn.
The NYPD Highway Patrol conducts an investigation after a woman was fatally struck by a car on Atlantic Ave. between 3rd Ave. and Nevins St. in Brookyn. (Gardiner Anderson/for New York Daily News)

“I was standing right there when she got hit. She was already in the street. She had a cane,” said Shirley Carter, 64, a neighbor. “The reflection from the headlights was in her face. Before I could [warn her], boom! — it knocked her all the way down there. Knocked out of her shoes…I knew she was dead.”[More New York] Seven shot, one fatally, at Brooklyn ‘sweet 16′ birthday party »

They knew her by her nickname, “Sugar.”

“She was a good person,” said neighbor Ricky McDonald, 65. https://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/nyc-crime/ny-dwi-fatal-pedestrian-struck-brooklyn-20201123-chnx2dme4rbxxejax3c37twlaa-story.html

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