A 21-year-old Kenmore man has pleaded guilty to second-degree vehicular manslaughter and driving while intoxicated, Erie County District Attorney Frank A. Sedita III announced Thursday.
Robert Mooney admitted that on June 21 he was driving about 80 miles an hour in the Village of Farnham with a blood-alcohol content of 1.4 percent, and that he lost control of his vehicle.
Joseph F. Cavalleri, 20, was a passenger in the vehicle traveling east on Southwestern Boulevard about 6:20 p.m. when it went flipped over several times. Cavalleri was ejected from a vehicle and the Tonawanda man was pronounced dead at the scene.
Mooney faces a maximum prison sentence of two and one-third to seven years when sentenced by Erie County Judge Kenneth F. Case on Dec. 18.
“Once again, the stupidity and recklessness of a drunk driver has taken the life of a young victim,” Sedita said.