The conviction of a Port Crane man in the drunk driving killing of an Owego girl in the Town of Fenton in 2019 is upheld by the New York State Supreme Court Appellate Division.

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Michael Gincerowski Junior was convicted of Vehicular Manslaughter and Aggavated Driving While Intoxicated for driving a Sport Utility Vehicle that hit and killed 16-year-old Constance Mazzarese as she was riding a bicycle along the shoulder of State Route 369.

The court ruled last week Gincerowski gave up his right to appeal under a plea agreement.

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Broome County Sheriff’s officials reported Mazzarese was riding with another teen along side of the highway at around 10 p.m. on June 22, 2019 when she was hit by a 2005 Ford SUV that swerved from the northbound lane onto the shoulder where the teens were riding.

Gincerowski was located a short time later at a nearby home.

He had originally been indicted on 17 counts but agreed to a plea deal of just two felony counts and was sentenced to five to 15 years in New York State Prison.

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