Gary Hendricks, of Mastic, accused in fatal drunken driving crash, pleads not guilty

Gary Hendricks is is facing upgraded charges of vehicular manslaughter.

Gary Hendricks is is facing upgraded charges of vehicular manslaughter. (7/31/13)

WOODBURY - A suspected drunken driver pleaded not guilty today to several charges in the death of his own grandfather.

Gary Hendricks is facing a number of charges, including vehicular manslaughter. Hendricks was originally charged with DWI.

Investigators say he was speeding and driving with a blood alcohol level twice the legal limit when he flipped over on Sunrise Highway in East Patchogue last week.

His 77-year-old grandfather Isaac Beal was killed in the crash.

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