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GUILTY! Former USPS Driver Facing Jail Time for Killing UWS Cyclist

February 24, 2023
2023 02 23 at 4.05 PM

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A former Postal Service driver was found guilty for the crash that killed a cyclist on the Upper West Side two years ago, a judge ruled Thursday.

Manhattan Criminal Court Judge Marisol Martinez Alonso found 63-year-old Brooklynite Sergei Alekseev guilty of both counts relating to the 2021 fatal collision — a criminal misdemeanor of failure to yield, and the lesser violation of failing to exercise due care.

The top count carries a maximum sentence of just a month in jail and a $250 fine, while the violation carries a fine of up to $750 and a possibility of 15 days in jail along with a requirement to participate in a driver program — but maximum charges for either count are exceptionally rare.

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