Colonie Teen Accepts Plea Deal for Blessings Crash

19-year-old Michael Carr is accepting a plea deal for a horrific car accident that has left another teen hospitalized for over a year.

Carr pleaded guilty to assault and driving while ability impaired when he drove his BMW into a parked vehicle in front of Blessing’s Tavern in Colonie, causing both of the vehicles to catch fire and destroying the Tavern.

His passenger, Niko DiNovo is still hospitalized at the Westchester Burn Unit and has burns on 95% of his body.

Carr faces six years in State Prison followed by three years of post-release supervision. He will be sentenced on January 30, 2018.

Photo: Albany County DA

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