Brittney Walsh

Suffolk County District Attorney Thomas Spota and families of victims of fatal hit-and-runs holds a news conference Jan. 20, 2015. (credit: Mona Rivera/1010 WINS)

Victims’ Families Demand Stiffer Sentences For Hit-And-Run Killers In New York

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.

01/20/2015

Poster brought to sentencing by supporters of Brittney Walsh's family (Credit: Mona Rivera/1010 WINS)

Long Island Man Sentenced In DWI Crash That Killed High School Grad

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.

01/05/2015

Brittney Walsh (credit: Facebook), Michael Grasing (credit: Suffolk County Police)

Parents Of Girl Killed In L.I. Crash Lament Lack Of Murder Conviction For Driver

There were tears of disappointment this week for the parents of a Long Island teenager killed in a drunken driving crash on Long Island.

11/27/2014

Brittney Walsh (credit: Facebook), Michael Grasing (credit: Suffolk County Police)

Long Island Man Convicted In DWI Death Of Teenager, Brittney Walsh

A Long Island man has been convicted in the 2012 drunken driving death of a teenager who had just graduated from high school.

11/26/2014

Brittney Walsh (credit: Facebook), Michael Grasing (credit: Suffolk County Police)

Trial Begins For Alleged Drunk Driver Charged In Crash That Killed Long Island Teen

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.

10/20/2014

Brittney Walsh (credit: Facebook), Michael Grasing (credit: Suffolk County Police)

Murder Trial Begins For Alleged Drunken Driver Michael Grasing On Long Island

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.

10/09/2014

Brittney Walsh (credit: Facebook), Michael Grasing (credit: Suffolk County Police)

Charges Upgraded In Deadly L.I. Crash; Babylon Man Pleads Not Guilty To Murder

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.

07/18/2012

Brittney Walsh (credit: Facebook), Michael Grasing (credit: Suffolk County Police)

Brittney Walsh, Teen Killed By Alleged Drunk Driver, Laid To Rest

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.

06/29/2012

Brittney Walsh (credit: Facebook), Michael Grasing (credit: Suffolk County Police)

DA: Driver Charged In Deadly L.I. Crash Had BAC Nearly 4 Times Legal Limit

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.

06/27/2012

The scene of a crash that left a teenage girl dead in Lindenhurst on Sunday, June 24, 2012 (credit: CBS 2)

Babylon Man Charged With DWI After Teenage Girl Dies In Crash

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.

06/25/2012