Saturday, January 6, 2018




Former cop sentenced for drunk driving crash that killed friend


WHITE PLAINS – Former New Rochelle Police Officer Harry Kyreakedes was sentenced on Friday to 2 ½ to 7 ½ years in state prison for the drunk driving crash that resulted in the death of Isaac Ward, a friend who was a passenger in his car.

Kyreakedes pled guilty in October in Westchester County Court to vehicular manslaughter and aggravated driving while intoxicated.

On January 1, 2017, Kyreakedes, who was off duty, was out drinking with friends, including the victim, at a bar in Dobbs Ferry. They later drove to White Plains to frequent another bar. Just before 3 a.m. on January 2, all four men left in two vehicles. Ward got into Kyreakedes’ SUV and as he drove on Mamaroneck Avenue, he crashed into a parking meter, a stop sign and a tree.

Ward was pronounced dead at a local hospital.

Kyreakedes was pinned in the driver’s compartment and suffered extensive injuries to a leg.

Blood samples were taken at a hospital, which showed his blood alcohol content at the time of the crash was more than .18 percent, more than twice the legal limit.


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