Calendar Date: June 6, 2013
Teresa C. Mulliken, Harpersfield, for appellant.
Richard D. Northrup Jr., District Attorney, Delhi (John L. Hubbard of counsel), for respondent.
Before: Lahtinen, J.P., Stein, Spain and Egan Jr., JJ.
MEMORANDUM AND ORDER
Appeal from a judgment of the County Court of Delaware County (Becker, J.), rendered April 25, 2011, convicting defendant upon his plea of guilty of the crimes of manslaughter in the second degree and reckless driving and of the traffic infraction of failure to keep right.
On March 24, 2010, defendant was driving northbound on a two-lane highway in the Town of Hamden, Delaware County when he attempted to pass a tractor-trailer in an area of the road marked as a "no passing" zone. Defendant's vehicle crossed the center line and collided head-on with a southbound vehicle, killing the other driver. In full satisfaction of a seven-count indictment, defendant pleaded guilty to manslaughter in the second degree, reckless driving and failure to keep right and waived his right to appeal. County Court thereafter imposed the agreed-upon sentence of 3½ to 10½ years in prison for the manslaughter conviction and fines totaling $1, 100 on the other convictions. Defendant now appeals.
We affirm. Defendant does not dispute that he validly waived his right to appeal, and our review of the record reveals that the underlying waiver encompassed both defendant's conviction and sentence. Contrary to defendant's claim, his valid appeal waiver precludes review of his contention that his sentence is harsh and excessive (see People v Ferro, 101 A.D.3d 1243, 1244 , lv denied 20 N.Y.3d 1098 ; People v Benson, 100 A.D.3d 1108, 1109-1110 ).
Lahtinen, J.P., Stein, Spain and Egan Jr., JJ., ...