Wantagh Parents Call for Stricter Penalties for Driving with a Suspended License After Death of Daughter
After their daughter Kyra was killed in a crash, Rena and George Gasparis of Wantagh are calling for stricter penalties for drivers with suspended licenses. Kyra Gasparis died in July 2020 when the car she was a passenger in slammed into a tree on Gardiners Avenue in Levittown. Eddy Delaleu was charged with aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle in the third degree. Compounding the Gasparis's heartache was the penalty imposed on the driver. Under the law, the maximum sentence for aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle is 30 days in jail. Last month, a judge sentenced Delaleu to a fine of $350 and no jail time. Rena Gasparis said, "I feel it's very unfair in this pro-felon society that this person can walk away with killing someone. "Rena and George Gasparis are now pushing for the passage of Kyra's Law to crack down on people who drive with a suspended license.
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