WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (CBSNewYork/AP) — A New York man will spend 2 1/3 to 7 years in prison for killing one person and injuring five others while driving drunk.
George Kiaha of Garrison received the maximum sentence in White Plains county court on Tuesday. He apologized to the family of 55-year-old Ralph Wood. The Peekskill man died of his injuries in the Sept. 4, 2009, head-on collision. Wood’s three grandchildren, his daughter and her fiance were injured.
The family was headed to dinner in Dutchess County.
Kiaha was convicted of vehicular manslaughter and criminally negligent homicide.
Prosecutors say 25-year-old Kiaha was driving with a blood alcohol level of 0.11 percent when he struck Wood’s car in Cortlandt. The legal limit is 0.08 percent.
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