BUFFALO, N.Y. — A western New York man has pleaded guilty to vehicular manslaughter in a hit-and-run accident that killed an 18-year-old bicyclist.
The Erie County District Attorney’s Office says 37-year-old Paul Hintermeier of Cheektowaga was driving drunk when he ran a stop sign and struck a bicyclist in August. The bike rider, Damien Garra of Cheektowaga, later died.
Hintermeier pleaded guilty Thursday to vehicular manslaughter and leaving the scene of a fatal accident.
Sentencing is scheduled for March 6. Hintermeier faces up to 11 years in prison.