Sunday, November 30, 2008
21-Year-Old Student Jason Shein Killed by Repeat DUI Offender Esquivel Persi
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How many young, innocent people are we going to end up losing this year because repeat offenders are still out there drinking and driving?! I'm disgusted to see another person doing NOTHING WRONG only to lose his life because someone wanted to get wasted and drive. To the friends and family of Jason, I am beyond sorry to hear of your loss today. Esquivel Persi needs to spend the rest of his life behind bars!
Jason Shein was on Thanksgiving break from the University of Miami and had just had a farewell dinner with three friends. After leaving the restaurant with his friends they were struck by repeat DUI offender Esquivel Persi.
Jason Shein is survived by his mother, Betsy, father, Albert, his sister Deena Shein; and his sister Jami Anspach and her twins.
FARMINGDALE, N.Y. (1010 WINS) -- A 21-year-old medical student was killed just around 12:25 a.m. Sunday allegedly by an drunk driver in Farmingdale, Long Island.
Jason Shein, a medical student at Miami University, was an aspiring neurologist. He had come home for the holidays to visit his family.
According to homicide detectives, a 2000 Ford Explorer traveling east on Conklin Avenue tried to pass a vehicle by crossing over the double yellow lines when it collided head on with a 1998 Chrysler convertible.
The driver of the Chrysler, 21-year-old Jason Shein of Levittown was pronounced dead at the scene.
Two passengers in the Chrysler were treated and released from Nassau County Medical Center. A third passenger is listed in serious condition at the same hospital.
The 46-year-old driver of the Ford Explorer was identified as Esquivel Persi of Valley Stream.
Persi was arrested and has 11 charges against him including Vehicular Manslaughter, Felony D.W.I. and Unlicensed Operation of a vehicle.
Persi was on probation for a 2006 D.W.I. incident.
The defendant is being treated at Nassau County Medical Center as well and will be arraigned when practical.
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