Drunk Driver Bragged He'd Be Out Day After Killing Someone Under NY Bail Reform

Sandy Malone

Jordan Randolph bragged he'd be out the next day under new bail reform laws after killing Jonathan Flores-Maldonado.

Central Islip, NY – A man with three prior drunk driving convictions, who killed a 27-year-old man on Jan. 12 while driving “more than 135 miles per hour,” bragged that he would be released without bail the next day under New York’s new bail reform laws because the crash was “just a DWI.”

And he was right, the New York Post reported.

Police released more details of the fatal wreck on Thursday, including the fact that 40-year-old Jordan Randolph threatened first responders who responded to the crash.

“As Jonathan Flores was left taking his last breaths and dying, this defendant was hurling expletives at both officers and EMTs who were trying to render him aid,” Suffolk County Assistant District Attorney Jacob DeLauter told the judge at Randolph’s arraignment.

“At one point, the defendant completely trivialized this deadly collision by stating to police, ‘F--k you, January 1st the laws changed. I’ll be out tomorrow and I will come find you,'” DeLauter said. “He also stated to an EMT that when he gets out, he’ll come find her.”

Critics have complained that Randolph never should have been on the streets when he killed 27-year-old Jonathan Flores-Maldonado.

Randolph had been freed without bail by a Suffolk County judge after a Jan. 1 arrest, the New York Post reported.

He was ordered to appear in court on that occasion for allegedly interfering with his ignition interlock device, WCBS reported.

Under the state’s new bail reform laws that went into effect at the start of 2020, cash bail was eliminated for all but the most egregious violent offenses.

The judge who released Randolph before the deadly Jan. 12 wreck claimed his hands were tied when he released the serial drunk driver without bail despite him having six felony convictions, six misdemeanor convictions, and five failures to appear in court on his record, WCBS reported.

And he was released again, the day after he allegedly killed Flores-Maldonado, because prosecutors initially only charged Randolph for driving drunk and had not yet filed charges related to Flores-Maldonado’s death, the New York Post reported.

Only after extreme media backlash did Nassau County Judge William O’Brien, who is presiding over Randolph’s parole violation and released him on Jan. 1, order the repeat offender to be arrested and jailed.

New York has seen a sharp uptick in crime since the new bail reform laws went into effect at the beginning of the year, with numerous cases related to persons who had just been released without bail.

Republican lawmakers in Albany tried to repeal the obviously faulty new bail laws but Democratic legislators shot down all efforts.

One judge ignored the new laws to keep a criminal he deemed “a menace to society” behind bars but the defendant appealed and was subsequently freed by a higher court.

Politicians are pointing to Flores-Maldonado as the latest victim of New York’s poorly-constructed bail reform laws that protect criminals instead of their victims and are likely to make it a central part of their campaign platforms for the 2020 elections.

“This is another example of how extreme liberal ideologies infiltrated our lawmakers and laws,” Dr. Josh Eisen, a candidate for New York’s 17th Congressional District, told Blue Lives Matter. “They cannot repeal it nor change it because the extreme left-wing ideology is incompatible with reality. Democrats in Albany are stuck, the people are the victims and the criminals are on the loose.”

Randolph pleaded not guilty on Jan. 30 to 24 charges, including seven counts of vehicular homicide, three counts of driving while intoxicated, and one count each of manslaughter, vehicular manslaughter, assault, fleeing from police, and circumventing his ignition interlock device, WCBS reported.

Suffolk County Judge Fernando Camacho ordered Randolph held without bail at that hearing.

Flores-Maldonado’s furious mother blamed her son’s death on lawmakers’ failure to protect citizens, the New York Post reported.

“My son became a body count,” Lillian Flores said outside court after Randolph pleaded not guilty. “I’m here to advocate for my son and for any other victims that are subject to the injustices of these new laws.”

“My name is Lillian Flores. My son is Jonathan Flores-Maldonado, and he was the one that was mowed down on the damned highway,” Flores ranted.

Comments (37)
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flybynight
flybynight

Usual suspect.

That's for you lowestcom. 😂😂😂😂😂😭😭😭😭😂😭😂😭😂

JBoH
JBoH

"New York has seen a sharp uptick in crime since the new bail reform laws went into effect..."

I'm stunned...said no one.

LEO0301
LEO0301

Maybe they should send photos of the deceased from the accident scene to Cuomo and the rest of the Democrats that thought this was a good law.

Dutchuncle
Dutchuncle

I wonder if this POS would have killed a member of the DA's Family, Mayor's family or Gov't family if he would STILL be getting out. You see, it only is WRONG when this crap happens to the IDIOTS that make up these RULES

Excalibr4
Excalibr4

Typical black thug hubris.

Shepfershort
Shepfershort

NY needs a good dose of vigilante justice.

bmh
bmh

Campus or whatever his name is & duh...blasio were warned BEFORE the law was passed that it was a dem I mean a dumb idea. They wouldn't listen, you can't have an intelligent conversation with them. They are the supreme intellects who know what's best for everyone even if it kills us. They have known since the 1st part of Jan that it isn't working but it's Trump's fault. They're so stupid it really isn't funny. It's innocent people that are paying for their stupidity & THEY DON'T CARE. All the states they get control of, they turn into💩. They all belong in the loony bin or shipped to China or Iran. I'm totally baffled that they could live as long as they have! You'd think they would have killed themselves a long time ago. They just get off on killing everyone else. I hope everyone's families whose blood is on their hands gets together & sues the💩out of all the idiots.

Ghost_00000001
Ghost_00000001

I don’t know guys, I think that one law is still a great idea...🤔 let’s see what happens. Perhaps this guy will use his money and gift cards to buy a gun and then we will blame the guns when he uses them... (-_-)

Anyways, they never should have let the libs control that state, or any other state for that matter.

Aramovich
Aramovich

And both Cuomo and the wonderful New Your mayor are mute.

IseeWhereThisIsGoing
IseeWhereThisIsGoing

serious question.... while DUI is a no bail offense (ty NYS libtards), they couldn't remand him for making terroristic threats towards the PD and EMS personnel who responded to the crash? I mean, if he follows through on his threat, whose fault is it for letting him out?

Offended
Offended

New York has an uptick of crime REALLY

bryantrent
bryantrent

This guy is a SOB

AnnykaV
AnnykaV

Somebody needs to step up and help Flores-Maldonado's family sue the ever loving fuck out of Cuomo and company.

Stanracer
Stanracer

STOP VOTING IN BLEEDING HEART, HUG-A-THUG, POLICE HATING, LIBERALS!!! Problem solved.

DR226
DR226

The worst thing about this law is the fact that innocent victims may be the same ones that voted for these clowns. They don't care about their constituents.

Sharonmk
Sharonmk

So much for "To Protect and to Serve."

GrumpyVet
GrumpyVet

That's what happens when libtards are allowed to make laws. They do nothing but screw innocent people. Libtards love their criminals....birds of a feather....

Scattered
Scattered

They are protecting illegal immigrants and criminals and f*** the American people. I do NOT understand how they can protect illegals because they are here illegally. Thats a crime in itself. They keep breaking the law with no consequences.

Excalibr4
Excalibr4

What's wrong with these people!


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