Prosecutors said Gary Hendricks was driving his SUV drunk when he crashed and flipped over several times in July. He pleaded guilty to the charges. Authorities said Hendricks’ blood alcohol level was .17 percent at the time of the crash.
The National Transportation Safety Board said states should shrink the standard from the current .08 blood-alcohol content to .05 as part of a series of recommendations aimed at reducing alcohol-related highway deaths.
A jury found Lloyd Williams guilty, handing down a rare depraved indifference murder conviction for a fatal DWI crash in Nassau County in June 2011.
George Kiaha of Garrison received the maximum sentence in White Plains county court. He apologized to the family of 55-year-old Ralph Wood.