Kelly McElroy Appears In Stony Point Court on DWI, Vehicular Assault Charges In Husband’s Death

Kelly McElroy walked into the Stony Point Courthouse this afternoon with her head down, trying to avoid a photographer and television camera. She dressed in black – from her leather jacket and skirt to her boots and sunglasses.
She made it through the metal detector, without a hitch.
Judge William Franks called her case first – likely since she was the draw that brought out the media and about 40 people wearing buttons with a photo of her dead husband, Glenn, 27. They had two young children.
She stood silently next to her lawyer, Eric Adler of Monticello, on charges of drunken driving and vehicular assault. Adler has declined to comment.
Kelly McElroy is accused of being drunk when she ran over her husband, Glenn, 27, after they had left the FIreside Steak Pub in Stony Point on Jan. 24. When arrested, Kelly McElroy had a blood-alcohol level of 0.16 percent — double the legal limit for DWI, Stony Point police said. She is free on $25,000 bail. A previous court date had been adjourned while she spent time taking care of health issues.
She is likely to face a vehicular manslaughter charge since her husband died of severe head injuries, District Attorney Thomas Zugibe has said. A Rockland grand jury has not yet heard the case. Assistant District Attorney Kevin Dunlap asked for an additional month for a felony investigation.
The judge scheduled her next court appearance in Stony Point for May 6, though a felony indictment would change the venue to the Rockland County Courthouse in New City.

Steve Lieberman

Steve Lieberman joined The Journal News as an editor in February 1984 and became a reporter during the spring of 1986. He has covered police, courts and legal issues for more than a decade, after reporting on county, town, village and state governments and general issues. He received more than a dozen state awards for writing and reporting. Born and raised in The Bronx, he has lived in Rockland since 1988.