A Levittown man has admitted to driving drunk at 120 mph when he caused a crash that killed his 23-year-old passenger on the Northern State Parkway in Westbury last year.

Brian Friedrichs pleaded guilty Monday to second-degree manslaughter and driving while intoxicated.

“It is a miracle that many more lives were not lost,” Acting Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas said.  “It reminds us how dangerous ‘first time’ DWI offenders can be.”

Prosecutors said the 23-year-old was driving a Mazda 3 westbound when he crashed near the Post Avenue exit at 4 a.m., Tuesday, July 22. Both Friedrichs and his passenger, Christopher Gallina, were ejected from the vehicle after it struck a wall and rolled over.

Friedrichs had a blood alcohol content of 0.14 percent at the time.

Judge Alan Honorof is expected to sentence him on May 18 to four to 12 years in prison.

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