State Senate passes Alix’s Law for third time

ALBANY, N.Y. (WIVB) – For the third time, the State Senate has passed Alix’s Law.

The legislation was crafted after 18-year-old Alix Rice was killed in 2011 and jurors couldn’t find Dr. James Corasanti guilty of more than misdemeanor DWI because prosecutors couldn’t prove he knew he hit her.

Under the new law, a driver “shall be presumed to have known they they hit someone.”

Just last week, a grand jury decided charges could not be filed against the suspected drunk driver accused of hitting 52-year-old Barry Moss for the same reason that prevented Corasanti from being convicted. Moss was killed on Route 5 just in Evans days before Christmas.

The bill now moves on to the State Assembly, where it has twice stalled. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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