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Pa. man sentenced to 4 years in DUI death

Wednesday - 4/10/2013, 10:10pm  ET

HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) -- A Pennsylvania man has been sentenced to four years in prison in a DUI crash that killed a man and injured a woman and a toddler.

Twenty-seven-year-old Stephen James Bonafede of Mountville, Pa., was sentenced Wednesday. According to the Herald-Mail of Hagerstown (, in January, he had entered Alford pleas to one count negligent manslaughter and two counts of causing life-threatening injuries while driving under the influence of alcohol.

Prosecutors say Bonafede was traveling about 80 mph in Williamsport when he crossed the center line and hit a car driven by 22-year-old Denise Baez of Hagerstown on July 12. A passenger in Baez' car, Luis Enrique Salazar-Reyna, was fatally injured.

Baez and her 3-year-old son were hospitalized.

Prosecutors say Bonafede had a blood alcohol level of 0.17 percent.


Information from: The Herald-Mail of Hagerstown, Md.,

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