Harry Kyreakedes, a New Rochelle police officer who killed his shut pal in a DWI accident, was sentenced on the Westchester County Courthouse in White Plains. Victims impression statements have been learn.
Harry Kyreakedes and Isaac Ward have been one of the best of pals rising up in Dobbs Ferry. They usually remained shut as Kyreakedes turned a New Rochelle police officer and Ward stayed within the village whereas passing up a regulation enforcement profession of his personal.
It was that friendship that made it all of the extra poignant Friday in a Westchester County courtroom as Kyreakedes was sentenced to 2 1/2 to 7 years in jail for the DWI crash that killed the 27-yr-previous Ward simply over a yr in the past.
Kyreakedes broke down as he apologized to Ward’s mom, sister, brother and different family members.
“The sentence might be 25 years if I knew you may discover peace someday,” Kyreakedes informed them.
Kyreakedes referred to as the drunken driving accident the “one stain on my soul” and promised to do what he can when he will get out of jail to honor Ward’s reminiscence.
Ward’s mom had earlier expressed the likelihood that Kyreakedes drove drunk as a result of he was a police officer and figured the badge would maintain him from being arrested if pulled over. However Kyreakedes insisted that wasn’t the case.
“We misplaced the capability to make the proper determination. And it kills me,” he advised the household.
Kyreakedes, 28, had been a police officer for lower than two years however mechanically misplaced his job this fall when he pleaded responsible to first-diploma vehicular manslaughter.
Kyreakedes and Ward met up at a Dobbs Ferry bar late on Jan. 1, 2017. At closing time they headed with another pals to the bars alongside Mamaroneck Avenue in White Plains, the place they drank till about 2:forty five am. Kyreakedes then invited the group to his condo and he and Ward left in his Jeep Grand Cherokee. The automotive headed south after which north and a few blocks away, the automotive drove up onto the sidewalk, crashed right into a parking meter and slammed right into a tree outdoors the CVS at 325 Mamaroneck.
Kyreakedes was alert however pinned contained in the automotive with a mangled leg. Ward, unresponsive, had sustained a damaged neck and was not respiration by the point paramedics arrived. He was pronounced lifeless a short while later.
An hour after the crash, Kyreakedes’ blood…