Suffolk DA: Selden Man Faces 32 Years In Prison After Aggravated Vehicular Homicide Conviction

Danny Bonilla Zavala, 20, ran away from the crash scene on Route 112 near Sagamore Hills Drive in Port Jefferson Station in August of last year.

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A jury convicted Danny Bonilla Zavala of Selden, 20, of aggravated vehicular homicide.

Photo by: Suffolk County Police Department

Suffolk County, NY - December 7, 2017 - A Suffolk County jury today convicted a Selden man of aggravated vehicular homicide, leaving the scene and other charges after deliberating approximately two hours in Central Islip.
 
Danny Bonilla Zavala, 20, ran away from the crash scene on Route 112 near Sagamore Hills Drive in Port Jefferson Station in August of last year. 
 
The driver of the car Zavala struck, Bob Hidalgo, 31, of Coram, was pronounced dead at the scene. 
 
Bonilla-Zavala was convicted of aggravated vehicular homicide, manslaughter in the second degree, vehicular manslaughter in the second degree, leaving the scene of a crash without reporting, second degree assault, and resisting arrest.
 
The defendant’s blood, taken approximately ninety minutes after the collision, had a blood-alcohol level of .33; four times over the .08 legal threshold for DWI in New York State. 
 
Bonilla-Zavala will face up to 32 years in prison when he is sentenced next month.