Skaneateles man pleads guilty in deadly drunk driving case

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A Skaneateles man pleaded guilty on Tuesday to being drunk behind the wheel during a crash that killed a 25-year-old Auburn man.

Stephen Landon, 53, of Britcher Road, pleaded guilty to:

– First-degree vehicular manslaughter

– First-degree vehicular assault

– Aggravated driving while intoxicated

Prosecutors say Landon had a BAC of .20% when his vehicle crashed on with Travis Manwaring’s Ford Taurus at the intersection of Route 34 and Fleming-Scipio Town Line Road in the town of Fleming.

Manwaring was killed in the collision.

Three passengers were also injured – and his brother, 26-year-old Matthew McIntosh, continues to suffer complications from his injuries.

Manwaring’s fiancé, 27-year-old Jessica Bohall, and 17-year-old Zachary McIntosh were also injured.

Under the plea agreement, Landon will spend four and one third to 13 years for the manslaughter charge.

He will also receive a sentence of 2-6 years for first-degree vehicular assault and 1 year for aggravated driving while intoxicated.

Landon will also be on probation for five years, and must wear an ignition interlock device after he is released from prison.

Landon is scheduled to be sentenced on Nov. 13, and was jailed without bail until that date.

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