MT. UPTON – New York State Police are continuing the investigation into a fatal Bainbridge accident involving five area teens, and their findings could raise the severity of the charges currently facing the driver.
Police believe that the driver, 17-year-old Trebor E. Hoxie of Norwich, was under the influence of alcohol at the time of accident. The incident took place at about 5:55 a.m. Saturday along Route 206 in the Town of Bainbridge.
Hoxie was treated for minor injuries at Lourdes Hospital and charged with second degree vehicular manslaughter. He was arraigned in the Town of Bainbridge Town Court and remanded to the Chenango County Correctional Facility in lieu of $200,000 cash bail. He is scheduled to appear back in court today at 4:30 p.m.
“If he’s convicted of the highest possible charge, there is a possibility he could do up to 25 years in state prison depending on the results of the blood-alcohol test and the results of the accident reconstruction,” said Chenango County District Attorney Joseph A. McBride.
Although Hoxie is currently charged with a manslaughter, a D class felony carrying a sentence of up to seven years, his crime could be raised to a B class felony with a maximum 25 year sentence, depending on two variables, McBride said.