Queens DWI slayer gets 15 years
By WILLIAM J. GORTA, NY Post
A Queens man pleaded guilty to vehicular manslaughter yesterday for stealing an idling car and drunkenly killing two pedestrians.
Kenneth Guyear mowed down Robert Ogle, 16, and Alex Paul, 20, last Feb. 1 as they crossed a street in Middle Village.
He admitted he had consumed five or six drinks and two Xanax pills before stealing the car, which had been left idling outside a deli with the keys in the ignition.
Supreme Court Justice Dorothy Chin-Brandt said she would sentence Guyear, whose blood-alcohol level after the slayings measured .126 percent, to the maximum term of 7½ to 15 years in prison.
Cops initially charged Guyear with first-degree assault, which carries a sentence of up to 25 years.
Guyear still faces a civil lawsuit filed by Robert's parents, Brendan and Mei Ogle.
I bet he now wishes he were successful at taking himself out last year.