East Islip Man Sentenced for Fatal DWI Crash

An admitted drunken driver was sentenced Wednesday to five to 15 years in prison for causing a crash that killed an 84-year-old woman in the victim’s hometown of Central Islip last year.

Charles Koukalenios had pleaded guilty in March at Suffolk County court to charges of vehicular homicide, driving while intoxicated and reckless driving.

Prosecutors said the 30-year-old East Islip man was driving his Chevrolet Camaro northbound on Carleton Avenue when he crossed into the opposite lane of traffic and crashed head-on with a southbound Buick Century on May 4, 2014.

The other driver, Mary Rogalle, was pronounced dead at Southside Hospital in Bay Shore.

Koukalenios had a blood alcohol content of 0.13 percent four hours after the crash, authorities said.