Bail increased for man accused of driving high, killing boy

Bail was increased today for a man accused of driving high on prescription pills and killing a 5-year-old boy.The bail for Steven Kinalis, 30, of

RONKONKOMA - Bail was increased today for a man accused of driving high on prescription pills and killing a 5-year-old boy.The bail for Steven Kinalis, 30, of Ronkonkoma, was increased to $300,000 cash or $600,000 bond.Police say Kinalis was driving at least 80 mph when he rear-ended Kevin Gaffney's pickup truck on Sunrise Highway in Shirley on Saturday. Gaffney's son John, 5, died the next day from his injuries. Investigators say they found oxycodone pills in Kinalis' car and more prescription drugs in his home. They say he admitted to taking painkillers before getting behind the wheel that day. Kinalis has been charged with driving while ability impaired, a misdemeanor. Prosecutors asked the judge today to adjourn the case until next month while they decide if felony charges are warranted.

Police: Driver arrested in crash that injured 5 in Shirley

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