Correction officer gets 3 years probation in '08 DWI
A former New York City correction officer from Uniondale who downed four Scotches before a deadly 2008 crash was sentenced to three years probation today.
Correction Officer Junior Jordan was convicted of two misdemeanor counts of DWI, but acquitted of vehicular manslaughter, which carried a one-year jail sentence.
Jordan refused a Breathalyzer test at the time of the Uniondale crash, but later admitted to drinking four Scotches before driving and killing 61-year-old Maria Balan.
According to a judge, Jordan's sentence was influenced by his near-perfect career as a correction officer at Rikers Island.
Balan's family says they're disappointed with the sentence and will now file a civil suit.
In addition to three years probation, Jordan will pay a $2,000 fine, plus interest.
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