"I don't know how to explain or describe the impact," Wang said. "At this point, I'm thinking of how am I going to tell my daughter where her dad is."Wang stood with City Councilman John Liu (D-Flushing), family and community members Friday night on the steps of City Hall to call for the harshest punishment possible against the 58-year-old Flushing man accused of driving drunk when he ran into the motor scooter of Wang's husband, Chen Wei Guo, 32, Wednesday night, according to Queens District Attorney Richard Brown.The impact knocked his helmet off his head and shattered his scooter into pieces, according to Guo's lawyer John Yang."My client is considered brain dead," said Yang. "He's in Elmhurst Hospital and the prognosis is very, very grim. It is not expected that he will recover."Guo worked as a delivery driver at the Lucky Chinese Restaurant in Woodside and was making a delivery at 8:33 p.m. when the Toyota SUV driven by John F. Kieldlowski collided with Guo's scooter at the intersection of the Long Island Expressway service road and 69th Street.Queens District Attorney Richard Brown said Kieldowski, of Flushing, blew a .12 on a breathalyzer test on scene. The legal limit is .08.Kieldowski was arraigned at Queens Criminal Court before Judge Steven Paynter who set bail at $15,000. He is being charged with vehicular assault and driving under the influence. Under the newly designed Vasean's Law, named after a Flushing boy killed by a drunk driver, Kieldowski would face up to seven years in prison if convicted.Liu said drunk driving is an issue that is not fading away despite the passage of last year's law. Within the last three months, he said there has been three deaths in the city due to drinking and driving."Something has got to be done to stop these drunk drivers from getting on the road. Look at the ordeal that this widow and her family is going through. If you're going to take a drink, give the keys to someone else," he said.Steven Wong of the Chinese Restaurant Anti-Violence Society said the violence against Chinese delivery workers is rampant."We are here to demand justice," said Wong. "If justice is not served, we will mobilize a city-wide strike to urge every delivery worker and restaurant to stop work for one day until justice is served." At the end of the press conference, Wang, again spoke up to the media, tears streaming down her face."I love my husband," she said. "My husband loved myself and my daughter very much and I just wish the judge will do the right thing."Wang grew up with Guo in Fuzuo, China. They had their first child, a daughter, ten months ago.Reach reporter Scott Sieber by e-mail at email@example.com or by phone at 718-229-0300, Ext. 138.
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