An unlicensed driver who struck and killed a 14-year-old boy in Brooklyn last January before fleeing the scene and refusing a Breathalyzer test has been sentenced to six months in jail, fined $2,000, and had his licensed revoked for one year. Streetsblog reports that Paul Griffin was facing up to seven years in prison for killing Davonte Jeffers with his van on Flatlands Avenue for the charges of aggravated unlicensed operation and leaving the scene of an accident resulting in death when he was sentenced on November 19th. Despite initially indicating that other charges were pending, the Brooklyn DA's office did not charge Griffin with manslaughter.

It's unknown whether authorities tested Griffin's BAC after the incident, but if drivers refuse a Breathalyzer it can sometimes take hours for police to administer a blood test. Vionique Valnord was killed as she tried to hail a cab in 2010. The driver, a former NYPD officer, was described as being intoxicated and refused a Breathalyzer test, and when his blood was taken seven hours later it was devoid of alcohol.

In the case of off-duty NYPD officer Kevin Spellman, who killed Drane Nikac in a car crash in 2009, authorities waited five hours to administer a blood test, and Spellman's BAC was still .21. It was later revealed that Spellman had a history of drinking and driving-related incidents.

Jeffers, the 14-year-old boy killed by Griffin, was reportedly running an errand for his mother when he was struck.