Trial begins for Joseph Beer, accused of driving high, killing 4
LAKEVIEW - Opening statements were heard Thursday in the trial of a teen accused of driving high on drugs and killing four friends.
Joseph Beer, of Queens, is accused of driving high on marijuana and speeding with a learner’s permit when he crashed on the Southern State Parkway in Lakeview in 2012.
As News 12 has reported, the car split in half, killing four of his friends.
READ MORE: Long Island Top Stories
Beer faces 25 years to life in prison, if convicted.