BUFFALO, N.Y. ( WKBW ) The trial of Dr. James Corasanti is now in its second day.
The Getzville physician is charged in the July 8, 2011 hit-and-run death of 18-year old Alexandria Rice on Heim Road in Amherst.
The trial picked up with prosecutors trying to show that Dr. James Corasanti was drinking heavily at the Transit Valley Country Club in the hours leading up to the fatal accident.
Two bartenders from Transit Valley Country Club testified they had served the doctor a variety of alcoholic drinks including rum-and-cokes, martini's, and champagne.
Under cross-examination, they admitted that they did not actually see Dr. Corasanti consume all the alcohol.
"No one from Transit Valley will come here and tell you Jim Corasanti had too much to drink that night," said Defense Attorney Joel Daniels during opening statements
After brief testimony from the doctors mother-in-law, who verified that Corasanti's wife drove home separately from Transit Valley, the prosecution called two key witnesses.
Mark Rowland and his wife, Jamie LaPierre, told the court that they were driving on Heim Road and saw Alexandria Rice cross the street about 20 feet in front of their car.
Mark Rowland testified that she was in a crouched position on her "long-board (similiar to a skateboard)", but was visible and seemed to be in control.
Seconds later, the witness says he spotted a car speeding in the opposite direction and driving over the fog line in the bike lane.
As the car passed by, Mark Rowland says he heard an "almighty bang" and a "un-godly" sound.
Getting out to see what happened, he found what he thought were trash bags laying 167 feet from the road - it turned out to be the broken, lifeless body of Alexandria Rice.
Under a very intense cross-examination by Defense Attorney Joel Daniels, Mark Rowland reluctantly admitted that Alexandria Rice could have risked injury while crossing in front of his car, if he had not been alert.
Defense Attorney Daniels wanted to know why Mark Rowland's testimony under oath seem to differ from his previous statements to authorities, where he said that he saw an object along the side of the road that looked like an animal before he could tell that it was a girl on a "long-board."
That line of questioning became so intense that prosecutors objected several times and asked the judge to sanction Joel Daniels.
Erie County Court Judge Sheila DiTullio calmed things down, reminding everyone that there was to be no badgering of witnesses, and she expected civilized behavior in her courtroom.
The trial will continue next week.