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Drunk driver found guilty of killing Orthodox Jew in Brooklyn New York

By Mason White 1:28 PM February 26, 2013
Moshe Berkowitz 

By: David Ross
(Scroll down for video) A man was arrested, charged and convicted after driving drunk and killing an Orthodox Jew in the Midwood section of Brooklyn, New York, according to court proceedings in Brooklyn, New York.

The Brooklyn, New York, District Attorney Charles J. Hynes, today announced the conviction of Anel Kolenovic, 25, who was charged with second-degree manslaughter, operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated and second-degree assault.

He was accused of killing the driver of a car which he hit, while speeding down Ocean Avenue drunk, several years ago. He faces a maximum of five to 15 years in prison when he is sentenced next month before the Brooklyn Supreme Court judge, John Ingram.

Several years ago, Kolenovic sped down Ocean Avenue and ran a red light on Avenue N in Midwood, where he hit the car driven by Moshe Berkowitz, killing him. Two passengers in Kolenovic’s car were also injured. Kolenovic was drunk at the time of the incident.

The case was prosecuted by Gayle Dampf, Chief of the Vehicular Crimes Bureau and Assistant District Attorney Seth Zuckerman.

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