The New York State Police arrested a Bay Shore man on Wednesday as a result of the accident that that killed 16-year-old Taylor Cavaliere of Dix Hills on April 17.
Mohammad Ellahi, 54, of Bay Shore is charged with prohibited sale of alcohol and unlawful dealing with a child. Ellahi, a clerk at a 7-Eleven store located on Jericho Turnpike in Commack was found to have sold alcoholic beverages to under age persons who then transported the alcohol to a school party taking place at a house close to the accident scene. The alcoholic beverages were then consumed by other under age persons attending the party, police said in a press release.
Cavaliere, a junior at Commack High School, who had attended the party, after she left the house and walked onto the Northern State Parkway.
Robert and Lorri Gelb, of Dix Hills, were also charged with violating Suffolk County’s “Social Host Law” after they allowed the consumption of the alcoholic beverages at their home by underage persons without attempting to stop it, police said. Ellahi along with the Gelbs were issued appearance tickets directing them to appear at First District Court on Nov. 10 to answer the charges.