2007-08-17 / Front Page

Local Charged In Beach 61 Street DUI Death

By Howard Schwach

An aspiring rap promoter from Edgemere was killed on Saturday when his car was broadsided by an allegedly drunk driver on Beach Channel Drive at Beach 63 Street, police say.

Police officers from the accident investigation squad check the two cars involved in the accident. The red Ford Taurus driven by Daniel Girvan, who died in the crash, sits in the rear. At front is the green Mitsubishi Galant driven by Mark Creary, who was arrested on several charges at Jamaica Hospital. Photo by OnScene Photography Police officers from the accident investigation squad check the two cars involved in the accident. The red Ford Taurus driven by Daniel Girvan, who died in the crash, sits in the rear. At front is the green Mitsubishi Galant driven by Mark Creary, who was arrested on several charges at Jamaica Hospital. Photo by OnScene Photography Daniel Girvan, 22, of Beach 22 Street, was driving his Ford Taurus westbound with two passengers on board at about 2:40 a.m. on August 11, when a Mitsubishi Galant going eastbound, driven by Mark Creary, 25, of Beach 9 Street, slammed into them.

Girvan, who worked as a baggage handler at John F. Kennedy Airport, was declared dead at the scene.

The two passengers in the car, identified by court records as Arnold MacCray, 19, and Angie Felix, 26, were taken to Jamaica Hospital and are reportedly in stable condition at press time.

The two cars, towed off Beach Channel Drive, sit in the empty lot across from the Joseph P. Addabbo Family Health Center (rear). Photo by OnScene Photography. The two cars, towed off Beach Channel Drive, sit in the empty lot across from the Joseph P. Addabbo Family Health Center (rear). Photo by OnScene Photography. Known locally as a rap promoter, Girvan, whose street name was "Dub," was reportedly working on a hip-hop album called "Wats Betta" with rapper Sonny Goodtimes.

Creary was charged by police with driving while under the influence. While officials would not release the results of the Breathalyzer test given to Creary, Police Officer David Burgos of the 100 Precinct, who responded to the accident, said that Creary had "a strong odor of alcohol on his breath, slurred speech and that he was unsteady on his feet."

Creary was taken to Jamaica Hospital, where he was arrested and placed under police guard. He remains in stable condition at the hospital.

Published reports say that Creary has a history of drug arrests, including an arrest in October of 2005 for selling drugs to an undercover police officer and a misdemeanor marijuana charge in 2006.

A spokesperson for Queens District Attorney Richard Brown said that Creary was arraigned on August 11 on charges of vehicular assault, vehicular manslaughter, criminally negligent homicide and operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

A makeshift memorial made up of photos, signs and empty bottles has grown at the scene of the fatal accident. A makeshift memorial made up of photos, signs and empty bottles has grown at the scene of the fatal accident. He remains in jail under $50,000 bail. He faces seven years in jail if convicted of the top count of vehicular manslaughter.

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