Jinaraya Khan sentenced for 2022 DWI crash


Nassau County District Attorney Anne T. Donnelly announced the sentencing of a Baldwin woman to up to 18 years in prison for a fatal high-speed crash that occurred in May 2022 on March 27, claiming the life of Scott Freeman, 66.

Jinaraya Khan, 33, pleaded guilty on December 18, 2023, to charges including Aggravated Vehicular Homicide, Assault in the Second Degree, and Aggravated Driving While Intoxicated.

Freeman of Baldwin, was struck by Khan's vehicle while making a left turn onto Grand Avenue. Khan's BMW X3 collided with Freeman's Toyota Corolla at a speed of 96 miles per hour, despite the 35 mph speed limit.

Khan remained at the crash site until her arrest by Nassau County Police Department officers. Analysis of Khan's blood alcohol content revealed a .25 percent, three times the legal limit.

“Scott Freeman was a hard-working and kind man who had dreams of retiring to the south in a year’s time,” Donnelly wrote in a news release. “Those dreams came to a to a tragic end when just down the street from his home in Baldwin, Jinaraya Khan struck his vehicle at 96 miles an hour and killed him as he drove to work. The defendant was so intoxicated that she remained more than three times the legal limit for alcohol 40 minutes after the crash. Drunk driving destroys lives. It cost Scott Freeman his life and the defendant her freedom. Our thoughts remain with Scott’s family and friends as they continue to mourn his loss.”