Boozed-up boyfriend in fatal crash and coverup says things ‘got out of hand’ before accident — and he hasn’t spoken with his girlfriend since
Their love’s on the rocks.
The alleged drunken driver whose girlfriend took the rap for him when a Queens motorcyclist was killed in a boozy wreck said the liquored-up lovebirds have not spoken since lying to NYPD investigators immediately after the horrific May 27 accident.
“I think she’s OK,” replied jailed manslaughter suspect Christopher Diaz when asked Wednesday about gal pal Jasmin Morales-Cruz. “I haven’t spoken to her since it happened.”
Diaz also offered an apology three months after authorities say his 2014 Infiniti Q50, flying at a speed of 83 mph, killed biker Alexander Evvon on Ocean Parkway in Queens.
“Of course I’m sorry,” said Diaz, 24, in an interview with the Daily News inside the Brooklyn Detention Complex. “It was a stupid mistake. It wasn’t supposed to happen like that. It just got out of hand.”
Morales-Cruz confessed to cops that she was behind the wheel when the accident occurred in a effort to spare her alcohol-addled beau from arrest. But diligent Queens investigators exposed her as a liar, digging up videotape showing Diaz climbing into the driver’s seat after drinking in three different bars earlier in the evening.
According to prosecutors, there were also text messages urging two other passengers in the car to lie about who was driving at the time of the accident. While Morales-Cruz insisted she had only only one drink, she tested as legally drunk with a blood alcohol level of .11, authorities said.
“I’m sorry,” he said. “I can’t say anything without my lawyer.”
Diaz now faces additional charges of vehicular manslaughter, assault, reckless endangerment, criminally negligent homicide, conspiracy and obstruction of governmental administration.
The deadly accident occurred at 3:55 a.m. as Evvon, a tattoo artist and a father-to-be, was making a turn just an instant before the runaway car hit him in a 25-mph zone.
Diaz is due back in court on Sept. 23, and remains jailed on $400,000 bond or $200,000 cash bail set at a Tuesday court appearance. He faces five-to-15 years in prison if convicted of the top count. The two other passengers in the car later told cops that Diaz, not Morales-Cruz, was responsible for the death.