- Associated Press - Monday, January 5, 2015

RIVERHEAD, N.Y. (AP) - A Long Island man convicted in the 2012 drunken driving death of a teenager who had just graduated from high school has been sentenced to up to 32 years in prison.

Michael Grasing was convicted in November of aggravated vehicular homicide and leaving the crash scene.

Prosecutors say Grasing had a blood alcohol level four times the legal limit and was speeding when he rear-ended 18-year-old Brittney Walsh’s car in Lindenhurst. She had graduated high school two days earlier.

Grasing was also found guilty of manslaughter, DWI, leaving the scene and other charges. He was acquitted of second degree murder.

A judge on Monday imposed consecutive sentences on the homicide and leaving the scene charges. He must serve a minimum of 10 2/3 and a maximum of 32 years.

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