Somers man sentenced to prison for fatal DUI crash
A Somers man who drove drunk and caused a head-on-crash that killed a father and teen in 2020 was sentenced on Monday.
Jaime Paucar received 8 1/3 years to 25 years in state prison for driving with an alcohol level three times the legal limit.
Prosecutors said Paucar was also going the wrong way on I-287 for two miles before he collided with a car driven by 57-year-old Jordan Wachtell, of Ardsley, who was driving his son and two of his friends to a basketball game.
Both Wachtell and one of his son's friends, Eric Goldberg, were killed. Jack Rosen was the other friend in the car and spoke in court.
"I mean, I think about it every day, I don't sleep at night. I miss my best friend. It just sucks. There's not a day that goes by where I don't think of this," Rosen said.
Paucar had three previous DWIs before that night back in January 2020.
The victims' families said they want Paucar in prison and off the roads for as long as possible.
As part of his sentence, Paucar will also have to install an ignition interlock device into his car.