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Ex-Con Given Probation After Fleeing From Cops Drunk

Kyle Soukup — who served time for manslaughter — was given five years probation, time served and a year without a license after pleading guilty to felony charges.

An ex-convict and parolee who was arrested in July in Southampton Village for driving without a license drunk and fleeing police was sentenced on Wednesday to five years of probation, plus the time he served during his trial.

According to court records, Kyle Soukup, 27, of Nassau County, pleaded guilty on Dec. 4 to two felonies, two misdemeanors and a handful of traffic violations. 

On Wednesday, State Supreme Court Justice William Condon handed down a sentence at Suffolk County Court in Riverhead, revoking Soukup's license for one year and, according to Newsday, placing him in an inpatient alcohol rehabilitation facility for the first 28 days of his release.

According to the State Department of Corrections, Soukup served two and a half years in prison from 2005 to 2007 after being convicted of manslaughter in the second degree and second-degree assault. A 2002 New York Times article stated that Soukup, along with another teen, were drag racing their cars one night when they struck an engaged couple in Muttontown, killing both.

Robert Clifford, the spokesman for the Suffolk district attorney, said in July that the most recent suspension of Soukup's license, according to DMV records, had previously been April 28, 2011, when he pleaded guilty to misdemeanor DWI in New York County Criminal Court. He was sentenced to three years of probation with alcohol treatment conditions and fined $750.

Soukup's previous problems behind the wheel had prosecutors calling for a harsher punishment, Newsday reported.

"I have no reason to believe he'll succeed in probation," Assistant District Attorney Nancy Clifford was reported as saying, calling for one and a third to four years in prison. "The community needs to be protected from Kyle Soukup."

Newsday reported that Condon said Soukup would be under state supervision for a longer timeframe with the probationary punishment.

"If you mess up on probation, there's really no discussion," Condon reportedly told Soukup.

Click here to read the Newsday article.

Stinker January 03, 2013 at 12:27 AM
This oft repeated story isn't over and we have not heard the last of young Mr. Kyle Soukup. This low-life gangsta wannabe murdered an innocent couple with his car and did 2 years in prison while in his early 20s. He gets 30 days inpatient rehab, paid for by you and me afterwhich he gets off with time served while awaiting trial and probation. In the future Newsday article about the old lady Kyle Soukup will eventually kill in a hit and run, the author will refer to this crime. We will all read it and shake our heads with the knowledge that our justice system cut this guy lose as another ticking time bomb in an unsuspecting community. That hit and run will take place while he is drunk driving as a nod to us for paying the $10,000 for the rehab that will do nothing except get the guy laid.
Daniel January 03, 2013 at 12:39 AM
Do a search on this judge.. Specifically with regard to Charlotte DePersia... He has some history with letting people like this go... He really should be looked at
North Fork Bob January 03, 2013 at 12:30 PM
You can get away with anything if your daddy is rich.This travesty proves it once again.
leslie January 03, 2013 at 12:40 PM
You have got to be kidding me!!! This is Bullshit!!!! The old saying Money talks BS walks, well He shouldn't even be out(oh wait jail may be full of undocumented people, hey free food, medical care and shelter) Anyway, as I posted before RED FLAG EVERY DMV, EVERY Ins company in the USA so HE NEVER gets a car again if he borrows a car from a friend or family then THEIR car gets taken away(for aiding a criminal) which he is!!!! Wow the system IS FOR THE CRIMINAL NOT THE LEGAL TAX PAYING CITIZEN!!!!!! This is sickening killing two then drunk driving. As the Red Queen says in Alice in Wonderland "OFF WITH HIS HEAD" because I feel like we are in wonderland this is to unreal!!!!
Jaguar-Guy January 03, 2013 at 01:21 PM
Total crap. Only encourages this idiot to break the law again. What a weak-ass Judge.

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