The drunk driver who killed a Weedsport man in a 2019 crash will spend between 7 and 24 years in prison.
Heriberto Perez-Velasquez, 32, pleaded guilty in September to an aggravated vehicular homicide charge, as well as a number of others. Those included aggravated driving while intoxicated, reckless driving, and driving without a license.
During the crash Perez-Velasquez left Route 31, crashing into the rear of a tractor operated by Mark Knapp, a Weedsport resident. Perez-Velasquez had a BAC of more than .18%.
He had been deported in 2007, but returned illegally. He had previously been arrested for DWI in Wayne County, but had been issued an appearance ticket.
A number of family members spoke at what was described as an emotional sentencing.
Once he completes his sentence Perez-Velasquez will be deported.
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