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March 27, 2013 -- Westchester County District Attorney Janet DiFiore announced that Waverly Patrick (DOB 06/06/59) of 2 Hudson Street, Yonkers, New York, was sentenced today to an indeterminate term of two to six years in prison on his January 2013 guilty plea to:

  • one count of Vehicular Manslaughter in the First Degree, a class "C" Felony,
  • one count of Leaving the Scene of an Incident Without Reporting, a class "D" Felony,
  • one count of Aggravated Driving While Intoxicated, an unclassified Misdemeanor,

relating to a fatal leaving the scene DWI motor vehicle accident.

On June 22, 2012, the defendant was driving westbound on Valentine Lane in Yonkers at approximately 9:28 pm when his Jeep Cherokee struck the victim, who was waiting to cross the street with a 15-year-old friend on their way to nearby store.

The impact threw the victim, 16-year-old Keyairra Price, about 60 feet on to the sidewalk, resulting in the victim sustaining blunt force trauma to her head and torso. She died a short time later at Jacobi Hospital despite all efforts to save her life.

Witnesses observed the defendant's vehicle continue without stopping toward the intersection of Valentine Lane and Riverdale Avenue.

Detectives from the Yonkers Police Department located the defendant's vehicle several hours later in a parking lot outside the defendant's apartment building. They were able to connect the vehicle to the incident by a broken piece of bumper. They also obtained a skin sample from the hood of the vehicle near the damage that contained the victim's DNA.

The defendant was subsequently located and questioned. He admitted that the vehicle was his and that he was the only person driving it that night. A video from his building showed the defendant parking and exiting the vehicle in the same spot that the police located it.

A court order was obtained and the defendant's blood alcohol level was found to be in excess of .18, more than twice the legal limit of .08. The defendant was subsequently arrested.

Assistant District Attorney John O'Rourke, Chief of the Major Case Bureau, prosecuted the case.


Waverly Patrick

Waverly Patrick


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