RIVERHEAD, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — A hit-and-run driver’s sentencing on Long Island Wednesday became a call for change in drunken driving laws.
As CBS2’s Carolyn Gusoff reported, Suffolk County Judge Stephen Braslow had an earful for defendant Craig Perkins as he sentenced him for killing a college student in a hit-and-run nearly three years ago.
Kieran Smith, 21, was killed in the April 1, 2012, accident on the Sagtikos State Parkway in Brentwood. Smith had been walking to get help along the Long Island Expressway service road after his car borke down.
Perkins, 55, claimed he didn’t know he struck anyone until the following day.