The Associated Press
A teenager who admitted to drunken driving in a crash that killed his 17-year-old friend in 2004 will spend another year in jail after the state parole board denied his release.
Steven Corsello, now 19, was sentenced in June 2005 to one to three years in state prison for the death of Matthew Angelillo.
In a harshly worded decision released Friday, the state parole board said there was "reasonable probability" that Corsello would break the law again if released. They said his release would be incompatible with the welfare and safety of the community.
Corsello, of Skaneateles, pleaded guilty in February 2005 to second-degree vehicular manslaughter, second-degree vehicular assault and driving while intoxicated in connection with the deadly crash.
Corsello said he drank alcohol at a field party before wrecking his father's red Ferrari on Route 20 in Skaneateles. Authorities said Corsello's blood-alcohol level was 0.12 percent, above the legal limit of 0.08. The car, they said, was traveling at 101 mph.
Corsello is currently serving his sentence at Mt. McGregor prison in Saratoga County.
Read the full report in Saturday's edition of The Citizen.