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Freeport Man Sentenced in DWI Death of Port Washington Woman

Driver’s blood alcohol content was twice the legal limit, according to the DA's office.

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." 

Cathy July 11, 2012 at 11:47 PM
This is a tragedy for both families.
Richard Dougherty July 12, 2012 at 02:48 AM
A terrible loss they need to outlaw liquor. I'm a recovering alcoholich and the damage that it does personally socially and every other way it to bad the allmighty dollar is the biggist friend to this poisin excuse my spelling my heart goes out to the family Rich brushmaster09@yahoo.com living in kansas formally from Port Washington
R Miller July 12, 2012 at 10:13 AM
Just tragic. I don't know what makes this right. Two lives were ruined here. The sad part was this could of been prevented and was not. God Bless the young lady who passed and her family
RHMcCabe July 12, 2012 at 11:05 AM
Why is it that these tragic crimes seem to happen more on Long Island than anywhere else in our country?
fred July 12, 2012 at 01:32 PM
RH this is not just a LI problem: In 2009, 10,839 people were killed in alcohol-impaired driving crashes, accounting for nearly one-third (32%) of all traffic-related deaths in the United States.1
RHMcCabe July 12, 2012 at 05:02 PM
Thanks Fred.Our police departments get a to of money due to DWI arrests there is constant education in our schools about DWI not to mention continued public service announcements on television yet everyday on Long Island people are getting killed and arrested. Idon't get it.

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