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Man Sentenced In DUI Accident That Led To Death Of Boy Scout

Yahoo News reported recently on the sentencing of a 61-year-old New York man convicted for a DUI-related crash that took the life of a Boy Scout.

The man was sentenced on Wednesday, September 30, two years to the day from the horrific and fatal crash that killed a 12-year-old boy in Manorville. He appeared in a Riverhead Court Room, where he was sentenced to eight to twenty-five years for the 2018 accident. He’d been awaiting sentencing since being convicted in late 2019 of aggravated vehicular homicide and vehicular manslaughter, and had been out on bail since the accident. 

The victim, a Boy Scout from Wading River, was walking along a Manorville Road with his troop when he was struck by a Mercedes-Benz SUV driven by the man. Out of the troop of eighteen scouts, all dressed in bright red clothing, four others were injured. The dead boy’s injuries were so severe that they couldn’t even harvest his organs for donation. 

The man had reportedly been slamming shots of vodka for hours at a local golf club before the accident.

After the sentencing, the Suffolk County Assistant District Attorney noted that the man had never accepted responsibility for his actions and had no apparent remorse.

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