DA finds way to keep driver accused of fatal Parkway hit-and-run jailed despite bail reform

Syracuse, NY — A judge didn’t want to do it. A prosecutor protested it. But New York’s new bail reform required the release of Michael Ziemba, 49, a driver with a history of dangerous intoxication who’s accused of fleeing the scene of a fatal crash in October on Onondaga Lake Parkway. That’s because leaving the scene of a fatal crash is not considered a violent felony, so a judge is forced to release the defendant pending trial under the new bail reform law. Read Full Article