Dix Hills Man Admits to Fatal BWI Crash


Brian Andreski

A Dix Hills man admitted Monday to killing a fisherman in a drunken boating crash in the Great South Bay this summer.


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Brian Andreski, 27, pleaded guilty at Suffolk County court to vehicular homicide, vehicular manslaughter and other charges in the 19-count indictment stemming from the June 23 boat crash that claimed the life of 39-year-old Christopher Mannino of West Islip.

Andreski had a blood alcohol content of .18 percent—more than twice the legal limit of 0.08 percent—when he crashed his 25-foot speedboat into a fishing vessel near the Robert Moses Causeway bridge.

Mannino was one of six aboard the 38-foot fishing boat on its way to a Mako Shark fishing tournament when he was killed in the boat crash.

Andreski will reportedly be sentenced to between 4 and 12 years in prison. He also agreed to make a public service video on the dangers of drunken boating.

Andreski was the first person to be charged in New York State with vehicular homicide in a boating death case.

-With Associated Press

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