"Hipster-lifestyle" Nearly Escapes Drunk Driving Accident Scot-free
According to the The New York Post charges against "former hipster" Sophia Anderson were "conditionally dismissed." Last year on Memorial Day weekend, the 21-year-old Brooklyn woman decided to celebrate non-traditionally, by being arrested and accused of drunk-driving after her boyfriend's parents' Mercedes rocketed into the home of a 96-year-old Long Island woman.
Later Anderson told police that her allegedly intoxicated boyfriend, Dan Sajewski, told her to switch seats with him and take the blame for the crash. She said that Sajewski convinced her to take the fall for the accident, as he had a criminal record and was on probation at the time. Anderson's DWI charge was dropped, though she was then charged with obstruction of justice. The charges did not specify whether or not anyone did anything ironically.
The second charge of obstruction of justice will be dismissed as well, if she can avoid any other "hipster" antics. That should definitely be doable if she merely "avoids the borough of booze and sin", her attorney John LoTurco said. We suggest everyone in this situation also steer clear of Manhattan's Lower East Side and the cooler parts of Queens.
"She's doing great . . . without the negative influences of Daniel and the allure of Brooklyn,'' LoTurco tells the Post, adding that Anderson is now living safely with her mom in Connecticut. Luckily, no one in Connecticut owns skinny jeans, wears dark-rimmed glasses, or has ever heard of any band way before they became popular, so Connecticut is crime-free.
"The allure of Brooklyn was her boyfriend's circle of friends and the hipster lifestyle that was going on at that period of time -- the drinking, the drugging," LoTurco added. This sounds like most people who come to Brooklyn for the drinking and drugging, but stay for the larger spaces and cheaper rents. We wish all recovering-hipsters out there the best of luck.
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