‘Gatsbaby’ Tabber Benedict Pleads Guilty To Multiple DWI-Related Charges

Mr. Benedict once told The Observer, “People look at me and they’re like, ‘That spoiled prick.’”

Tabber Benedict (photo courtesy of Patrick McMullan)

Tabber Benedict (photo courtesy of Patrick McMullan)

As November ended, Tabber Benedict, a “Gatsbaby” featured in a June, 2012 report in The Observer, pleaded guilty in a Suffolk County court to ten charges related to a drunk-driving incident on July 4, 2011. According to a report in Newsday, Mr. Benedict, a 35-year-old corporate attorney, will lose his law license and will serve time in jail.

Suffolk County D.A. Thomas Spota issued a statement about Mr. Benedict’s plea that called the penalties “completely proportional” to the crime.

Mr. Benedict was driving his black 2011 GMC Acadia on Montauk Highway around 8 a.m. that July 4 when he struck Steve Dorn, age 44. Mr. Dorn, a lifeguard and teacher, was taken to a nearby medical facility in critical condition at the time.

Some of the charges that could send Mr. Benedict to prison for a maximum of ten years include aggravated vehicular assault and leaving the scene of an accident.

Mr. Benedict will be sentenced on Jan. 23, 2013.