Driver sentenced to 5 years in deadly Atlantic City hit-and-run
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. - August 2, 2013 (WPVI) -- A New Jersey man was sentenced to five years behind bars for a deadly hit-and-run in Atlantic City.
Leo Strazzeri was convicted of hitting 45-year old Daniel Tavarez as he crossed White Horse Pike in his wheelchair in July 2012.
Strazzeri then left the scene, later claiming he wasn't aware he hit a person.
Before being sentenced Friday, the tearful father of two apologized and pleaded for mercy.
"I know what I did and I wish I had one more chance because I know this would never happen again. I don't know what I would do without my kids and my loved ones," he said in court.
The judge also ruled that because Strazzeri is a first-time offender, he is eligible for New Jersey's Intensive Supervision program.
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