A Freeport man has pleaded guilty to a drunken driving incident that claimed the life of a Port Washington woman in September, 2011, and injuring her teenage passenger.
Kevin Allen, 45, pleaded guilty on Thursday morning to aggravated vehicular homicide and aggravated driving while intoxicated, both of which are felonies.
Judge William Donnino said he would impose a prison sentence of seven to 14 years when Allen is due back in court on June 29.
According to Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice, Allen was driving a 2004 Chevrolet Suburban northbound at about 8:25 p.m. on Sept. 2, 2011, on Main Street in Freeport, when he crashed into the left side of a 2003 BMW that was driven westbound on Woodside Avenue by TeAirra Bunn, 24, of Port Washington. Bunn was pronounced dead at the scene.
The passenger, a 15-year-old boy, suffered a shoulder injury.
“This innocent young woman had her entire life in front of her when she was violently killed by a man who selfishly and recklessly decided to drink and drive,” Rice said in a statement.
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“Nothing can undo the pain this defendant has caused, but I hope today’s guilty plea provides Ms. Bunn’s friends and family with some solace,” she added.
Allen’s blood-alcohol content was .19 percent, more than two hours after the crash.
A request for comment from Allen's attorney, Andrew Monteleone, who practices in Mineola, was not immediately available.