- Associated Press - Wednesday, April 26, 2017

CENTRAL ISLIP, N.Y. (AP) - A pickup truck driver has been sentenced to a 3-month license suspension in a crash that killed four women riding in a limousine during a Long Island winery tour.

Newsday (https://nwsdy.li/2pzKznC ) says victims’ relatives wailed, cried and shouted expletives Wednesday during a hearing for Steve Romeo.

Romeo also was fined $500 plus court fees after pleading guilty to a traffic infraction, driving while impaired. He’ll receive no further punishment if he stays out of trouble.

Romeo initially was charged with driving while intoxicated after the 2015 crash. However, prosecutors have said he had no way to avoid the limo as its driver attempted a U-turn.

In October, the judge dismissed the indictment against the limo driver after finding there had been improper grand jury testimony.


Information from: Newsday, https://www.newsday.com



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