The families, accompanied by Suffolk County District Attorney Thomas Spota and state senators, demanded that the maximum sentence be increased from seven to 15 years for hit-and-run drivers.
Prosecutors said Grasing had a blood alcohol level four times the legal limit and was speeding when he rear-ended 18-year-old Brittney Walsh’s car on Montauk Highway in Lindenhurst, causing her car to tumble off the road.
There were tears of disappointment this week for the parents of a Long Island teenager killed in a drunken driving crash on Long Island.
A Long Island man has been convicted in the 2012 drunken driving death of a teenager who had just graduated from high school.
Michael Grasing is charged with second-degree murder, aggravated vehicular homicide, driving while intoxicated and other charges in the June 24, 2012 death of 18-year-old Brittney Walsh.
Michael Grasing’s blood-alcohol level was four times the legal limit in June 2012 when he ran red lights at speeds approaching 100 mph before slamming into the rear of 18-year-old Brittney Walsh’s SUV, authorities said.
Michael Grasing, 31, of Babylon, had a blood-alcohol reading nearly four times the legal limit of 0.08 in the June 24 crash on Montauk Highway in Lindenhurst, prosecutors said.
Walsh, 18, was killed on Sunday, June 24 when a Michael Grasing, who police said was driving with a blood alcohol limit nearly four times the legal limit, slammed into her car while she was driving home from work.
Michael Grasing’s blood alcohol level was .30 about 90 minutes after slammed into a car driven by 18-year-old Brittney Walsh on Montauk Highway around 10:25 p.m. Sunday, investigators said.
Michael Grasing was driving westbound on Montauk Highway when he rear-ended Brittney Walsh’s car causing it to overturn and strike a utility pole, Suffolk County police said.