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Charges Dropped Against Taylor Geib

Judge says crash was a "result of a noncriminal failure to perceive a risk."

Charges of criminally negligent homicide have been dismissed following a last year, according to Newsday.

A Suffolk judge recently dismissed the charges against Taylor Geib, now 18 years old, reportedly stating that, "The defendant's behavior was certainly negligent and unquestionably blameworthy but the crash was, as a matter of law, the result of a noncriminal failure to perceive a risk."

The noncriminal failure to preceive risk refers to Geib's excessive speed on the 30-mile-per-hour road; he was , as well as a lane violation.

At that time, were also dropped due to blood tests taken on the night of the fatal crash.

"The driver in a fatal East Quogue crash had no alcohol or drugs in his system," read a release from Bob Clifford, spokesman for the DA, last summer. "Toxicology results of an East Quogue teenager's blood showed no alcohol or drugs in his system at the time of a fatal crash on Lewis Road on June 26."

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Erica Jackson (Editor) July 27, 2012 at 12:30 PM
Sharon Springer Celi said via Facebook, "ALL tests showed NO blood or alcohol in his system.....he will live with this the rest of his life....glad to hear he will not spend it in jail. More importantly....hopefully he and his friends, teammates, classmates etc all realize that something like this could happen to any one of them."

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