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Grand jury indicts woman

Manslaughter among charges

March 27, 2011
By AMANDA WHISTLE, The Leader-Herald

FONDA - A woman who was involved in a two-car crash that killed one driver and left her critically injured last fall now faces manslaughter charges.

Bonnie A. Bohacek, 45, of 16 Montgomery St., Fultonville, was charged by Montgomery County Sheriff's investigators with second-degree manslaughter, vehicular manslaughter, second-degree assault, criminally negligent homicide, vehicular assault, driving while ability impaired by drugs and reckless driving.

Montgomery County Sheriff's Investigator Bradley Schaffer said Bohacek was indicted by a grand jury on the charges.

The crash occurred on Route 5S in the town of Florida around 6:30 a.m. Oct. 15, 2010, when Bohacek, traveling in a Chevrolet Impala, collided head on with Anacleto P. Tambasco, 60, of Amsterdam, who was driving a 1995 Honda CRV.

Deputies said then that Tambasco was pronounced dead on the scene by Montgomery County Coroner Joseph Riley and transported to St. Mary's Hospital, while Bohacek was transported to Albany Medical Center Hospital by the Greater Amsterdam Volunteer Ambulance Corps.

Both vehicles were totaled and neither were carrying any passengers, authorities said.

Schaffer said Bohacek was hospitalized for an extended period of time, but would not comment on the extent of her injuries.

Schaffer also declined to comment on evidence in the case, or the type of drugs involved that led to the DWAI by drugs charge.

He said authorities waited for evidence to return from state police labs, including an accident reconstruction report.

Bohacek was arraigned before Montgomery County Court Judge Felix Catena on Friday after the grand jury indictment.

She was sent to the Montgomery County Correctional Facility in lieu of $25,000 cash bail.

 
 

 

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