Nassau County District Attorney Anne T. Donnelly announced that a Jericho man pleaded guilty yesterday to Aggravated Vehicular Homicide and other charges for a DWI collision on Jericho Turnpike that killed a father of four in March 2022.
Jordan Solomon, 32, pleaded guilty Monday before Judge Caryn Fink to Aggravated Vehicular Homicide (a B felony); Assault in the Second Degree (a D felony); and Aggravated Driving While Intoxicated (an unclassified misdemeanor). Solomon is expected to be sentenced to 6-1/2 to 15 years in prison when he is sentenced on June 6, 2023. The NCDA recommended a sentence of 7 to 21 years in prison.
“Stanley Christopher Soobrian was heading home to his family after a day of work when the defendant, drunk and driving more than twice the speed limit, crashed into the back of his motorcycle and killed him,” said Donnelly. “Solomon hit the motorcycle with such force that it lodged into the front of his vehicle. We continue to keep Stanley Christopher Soobrian’s family, especially his four young children, in our thoughts.”
Donnelly said that, on March 15, 2022, at approximately 11:45 p.m., Solomon was driving his 2021 Kia K5 west on Jericho Turnpike while highly intoxicated.
The defendant was allegedly traveling 100 mph when he crashed into the back of 29-year-old Soobrian’s motorcycle, sending the victim into the defendant’s windshield, and wedging the motorcycle into the front of Solomon’s vehicle.
Soobrian was pronounced dead at the scene at 11:57 p.m.
Solomon had a BAC of .23 approximately two hours after the crash.
The defendant was arrested a short distance from the scene by officers of the Nassau County Police Department.
Senior Assistant District Attorney Alexander DePalo and Assistant District Attorney Brianna Ryan of the Vehicular Crimes Bureau are prosecuting the case. The defendant is represented by Melvyn Roth, Esq.
-Submitted by Office of the District Attorney of Nassau County