Man goes behind bars for violating probation

BLASDELL, N.Y. (WIVB) – Bradley Maloney will spend years behind bars for violating his probation two times for a fatal drunk driving case. In 2012, Maloney was intoxicated when he crashed his convertible killing 14-year-old Angela Keim and injuring two others.

Keim’s father George Kuntz said, “Every time this kid got in trouble over the years, it’s just a reminder of how our daughter was killed.”

Maloney spent six months in jail after he was convicted of vehicular manslaughter. Then in February he was caught drinking at a bar.

Maloney’s defense attorney Mark Worrell said, “One of the terms of his probation was that he not drink and drive. And unfortunately he had a bad day, broke up with his girlfriend and tried to drown his sorrows in alcohol and it was a violation of his probation.”

Keim’s mother says she’s the one that made sure the authorities knew the 21-year-old was violating his probation. Alice Keim says someone told her Maloney was drinking at a bar so she had to see for herself.

Keim said, “I spoke with the manager and he spoke with his probation officer. There was proof that he (Maloney) was there. And that’s one of the things that led to us coming here today was me being a mother, going after every lead I got.”

Maloney was sentenced to three to nine years behind bars. His attorney says he’s remorseful for everything that’s taken place, but he expected to get a lighter punishment.

“My client seemed a little bit shocked that he got three to nine (years). We were hoping to get the minimum sentence which was one to three.”

Keim’s father says he just wants Maloney to learn his lesson: don’t drink and drive.

Kuntz said, “Really I was more concerned about him going out and drinking and doing this to someone else, but maybe he’ll get a little common sense, prison should teach him something.”

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