New York: high court rules former officer has served enough time in DWI crash that injured two

Syracuse, NY – Former Syracuse police Officer Derek Backus does not have to go to state prison for severely injuring two suburban teenagers in a 2006 drunken-driving crash, a state appeals court ruled this afternoon.    In a 4-1 split decision, the state Supreme Court Appellate Division basically reduced Backus’ sentence to the eight months he already has served in the Onondaga County Correctional Facility in Jamesville…..MORE

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