A Valley Stream man has admitted to driving drunk and high when he caused a crash that killed a 46-year-old father of three in the victim’s hometown of Franklin Square last year.

Brian Daly pleaded guilty Monday at Nassau County court to second-degree manslaughter, depraved indifference assault, criminal possession of a controlled substance and driving while intoxicated.

Prosecutors said the 25-year-old Valley Stream man was speeding 70 mph in a 30-mph zone while drunk and high on cocaine when he blew a red light and broadsided a minivan driven by the victim at the corner of Franklin and Corona avenues at 9:15 p.m. Feb. 27, 2013.

Daly, who ran several red lights prior to the crash, was also found to be possession of more than a half ounce of cocaine, authorities said. Nassau County police arrested Daly immediately after the crash.

Judge Angelo Delligatti Daly is expected sentence Daly to 12 years in prison on July 18. He will not be eligible for parole.


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Timothy Bolger is the Managing Editor for the Long Island Press who’s been working to uncover unreported stories since shortly after it launched in 2003. When he’s not editing, getting hassled by The Man or fielding cold calls to the newsroom, he covers crime, general interest and political news in addition to reporting longer, sometimes investigative features. He won’t be happy until everyone is as pissed off as he is about how screwed up Lawn Guyland is.