Skip to content
DiSanto Propane (Banner)
Home » Brian Tomkins » Drunk driver in 2019 crash that killed Weedsport man sentenced to 7-24 years in prison

Drunk driver in 2019 crash that killed Weedsport man sentenced to 7-24 years in prison

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%.

DiSanto Propane (Billboard)

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.

FAMILY: Drunk driver “ripped the hearts out of so many people that I loved” (The Citizen)



Top