- Associated Press - Wednesday, January 11, 2017

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) - A New York teenager who was operating a boat drunk when a passenger was killed has been sentenced to six months in jail.

Gregory Green of North Tonawanda, north of Buffalo, was sentenced Tuesday in Erie County Court where he pleaded guilty last year to criminally negligent homicide and vehicular manslaughter.

Authorities say Green was drunk and under the influence of marijuana in June 2015 when the boat he was operating on Ellicott Creek went under a footbridge, causing 16-year-old Avery Gardner of Lockport to hit her head and die.

Green was 17 years old at the time. He’s now 19.

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