ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) - The drunk driver who killed a 2-year-old Albuquerque boy was sentenced Wednesday.
Mariano Salaz was sentenced to six years in prison for DWI and vehicular homicide.
Last August, Salaz crashed into a car carrying Vicente Griego on Coors Boulevard near Quail. Vicente was in the back seat and suffered a serious brain injury. He was taken off life support a week later.
"My son was perfect to me in my eyes but he was taken from me 10 months ago by a careless man in a speeding truck, twice the limit drunk," Vicente's father, Jonathan Griego, said Wednesday. "Mariano Salaz is the man's name and he killed my son."
Salaz apologized to the Griego family in court and said he'd start speaking to high school students about the dangers of drunk driving.
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