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60-DAY JAIL TERM BEGINS FOR SLOAN WOMAN IN DRUNKEN-DRIVING CRASH FATAL TO DEPEW MAN

A Sloan woman began a 60-day jail sentence Monday for the drunken-driving accident that killed a 69-year-old man.

Lisa Insley, 29, of Reiman Street, previously pleaded guilty to second-degree vehicular manslaughter in the death of Stephen Graham of Depew.

Ms. Insley, who had been free on bail until Monday, broke down in tears as she told acting State Supreme Court Justice Joseph P. McCarthy how sorry she was that her actions killed Graham, who was on his way to play golf.

McCarthy also ordered six months of electronic monitoring after Ms. Insley is released from the Erie County Correctional Facility.

As part of the sentence, the judge also ordered five years' probation.

Court officials said that, under the state's good-time sentencing laws, Ms. Insley will spend at least 40 days in custody.

McCarthy sentenced Ms. Insley after Michelle Hiczewski, Graham's daughter, told him she believed Ms. Insley was truly remorseful.

Ms. Hiczewski told the judge nothing can bring back her father, but she believed some punishment was warranted.

Leonard E. Krawczyk Jr., chief of the district attorney's Drunken Driving Bureau, said Ms. Insley pleaded guilty Oct. 22 to the stiffest drunken-driving-related charge that a grand jury could have filed against her in the July 26 crash.

She had agreed to plead guilty to the vehicular-manslaughter charge before the case was presented to a grand jury.

Krawczyk said Ms. Insley was driving erratically on Transit Road when her northbound vehicle crossed the center of the roadway and struck Graham's southbound car head-on at Lee Street, demolishing both vehicles.

Graham died Aug. 18 in Erie County Medical Center from his injuries. Ms. Insley suffered minor injuries.

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