Ex-cop accused of killing an MIT student pleads guilty

9 month ago

An ex-NYPD officer has pleaded guilty after he crashed his Dodge Durango into a crowd of students while driving drunk.

Nicholas Batka, 30, was charged with aggravated vehicular homicide and other offences relating to the 2016 Brooklyn crash. He pleaded guilty in exchange for a five-to 15-year prison sentence. On July 16, 2016, college student Andrew Esquivel and three of his friends were walking on the sidewalk in Williamsburg when Batka's car crashed into them killing Esquivel and injuring the three others. He tried to flee but neighbors managed to hold the doors of his crumpled vehicle closed to stop him. His blood-alcohol level was reportedly more than three times the legal limit.