A Freeport man was sentenced today in a that claimed the life of a Port Washington woman in September 2011, and injured her teenage passenger.
Kevin Allen, 45, pleaded guilty in May to aggravated vehicular homicide and aggravated driving while intoxicated, both of which are felonies.
He was sentenced on Wednesday by Judge William Donnino, and will serve seven to 14 years in prison.
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.
Allen’s blood-alcohol content was .19 percent more than two hours after the crash.
“With blood alcohol at more than twice the legal limit, this tragedy was inevitable the moment Kevin Allen chose to get behind the wheel,” Rice said. “While nothing can bring TeAirra Bunn back to her family and friends, I hope they can take some comfort in the knowledge that our roads are now safer with this defendant behind bars.”
Andrew Monteleone, a Mineola attorney who represents Allen, told Newsday, "Hopefully the sentence will provide some sense of closure to the family during this terrible time."