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Guilty verdict in vehicular manslaughter trial

Rochester, N.Y. -- A Monroe County jury found a man guilty of DWI and vehicular manslaughter in a deadly crash that happened last year in Hamlin.

Robert Mastowski, 52, was traveling eastbound on Brick Schoolhouse Road toward the intersection of Route 260 on Oct. 1, 2012, when he failed to yield to a southbound vehicle. Louis Alayon, 25, was a passenger in the other vehicle. He was killed. His fianc, who was 5 months pregnant at the time, was injured.

According to the Monroe County District Attorney's office, tests later revealed Mastowski had a blood alcohol content of .15, nearly twice the legal limit.

Mastowski already had three prior DWI convictions.

Alayon is survived by a six year old daughter and a now-nine month old daughter.

Ray Benitez, the prosecutor on the case said, As Chief of the DWI Bureau, Im continually shocked by the selfish acts of drunken drivers and angered by the grief, suffering and loss that their actions perpetrate on the community. Because of Robert Mastowskis actions, a young girl will never know her father, and a six year old girl will never see her father again. Its incredibly sad.

Mastowski faces 5 to 15 years in prison when he is sentenced.

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Washington Times