White Plains Firefighter Pleads Guilty To Vehicular Homicide

White Plains Firefighter Eric Refvik plead guilty to a 16-count indictment today from a fatal accident that took the life of one and critically injured another from November of last year. Reportedly, his blood alcohol level was over 2 times the legal limit at 0.21, having stopped at four different bars that evening, exacerbated by mixing prescription and non-prescription drugs. Refvik was going 65 in a 30 miles per hour zone on South Lexington Avenue in White Plains when his SUV collided with and another car completing its early morning paper route. In his attempt to escape, he damaged the lobby of an apartment building. The 34 year-old was charged with four counts of aggravated vehicular homicide, second-degree manslaughter, first-degree vehicular assault, aggravated driving while intoxicated, drug possession, and traffic violations. Refvik’s group of supporters stood by as he waived his right to appeal, a part of the plea deal with the prosecution. Sentencing is scheduled for September where he is expected to face between 5-15 years in state prison.

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