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BWI Suspect In Fatal Boat Crash Charged with Vehicular Homicide

Brian Andreski faces 19 charges in the boating crash that killed West Islip resident Christopher Mannino.

A Dix Hills man was charged with aggravated vehicular homicide in a boating collision after he was indicted Wednesday following a in June.

Brian Andreski, 27, pleaded not guilty to the in Suffolk County Criminal Court in Riverhead. He faces additional charges related to the June 23 crash that killed Christopher Mannino including manslaughter, boating while intoxicated, tax fraud and forgery.

Suffolk County Court Judge James Hudson ordered Andreski be held on bail for $250,000 cash or $500,000 bond.

Andreski was charged with a misdemeanor of operating a vessel while intoxicated [BWI] immediately following the crash.

Suffolk DA Thomas Spota said during the investigation prosecutors found that Andreski falsely reported that he bought the speedboat and its trailer for $700 while he actually paid $19,500.

Mannino, 39, was one of five people aboard a 38-foot fishing boat on its way to a Mako Shark fishing tournament when Andreski’s 25-foot speedboat slammed into the vessel near a stanchion under the Robert Moses Causeway around 4:50 a.m. on June 23. 

Mannino was thrown from the boat and his body was found by divers about nine hours later, officials said. No one else on the fishing boat was hurt. Andreski and a passenger on the speedboat suffered non-life threatening injuries.

"This is obviously a terrible tragedy for both families," Andreski's attorney, Eric Sills of Albany, told Newsday Wednesday.

According to the paper, the Andreski family remained silent as they left the courthouse.

Newsday reports many of Mannino's supporters wore bright green T-shirts demanding justice.

"You don't get into a boat and drive drunk," Mannino's sister, Nicole Altmann, told reporters. "They should have the death penalty. He's dirt. He's scum."

If convicted on all counts, Andreski faces a maximum of 32 years in prison.

Baby Girl September 13, 2012 at 05:45 AM
And P.S. "The truth"...Brians face is looking just fine now...If it was smached in it isn't anymore BUT He's still alive and Chris isn't...But his face looks like it healed just fine...Hows Chris's face? Oh thats right his family nor his kids ever know, now will they thanks to Brian.
Baby Girl September 13, 2012 at 06:00 AM
He might not intentionally hurt anyone when he's not drunk...He may be one hell of a guy...But see that's where the difference comes into play...if it was a Mistake as everyone like’s saying so lightly...He's a big boy/man who made a conscious decision to get behind the wheel of his vessel at top speeds without an regards to who else may be out on the water and KILLED an Innocent man...Please tell me where you find the Mistake in that???...It’s Not a mistake...More like an idiotic choice a choice he must pay for now...19 different charges he's been indicted on come on folks a MISTAKE??? No it's called MUDER! But Thank You for the concerns for Chris’s family…As long as justice is served they will get through this.
Baby Girl September 13, 2012 at 06:35 AM
And this dumb a** really needs to get a job or an education...just by what she said and the words she spelt...Duhhhh!!!! ...because she obviously had NOOOOOOOOOOOO clue what she was replying too. See Below: Erin Klick 3:30 am on Monday, June 25, 2012 "non of the passangers where intoxicated" yes they where dinking but i know for sure they slept it off, and there was no drugs going on, ovb Satuday morning at this time of the accident it was pooring and lighting so how could anyone see? my hart goes out to Brian and Chris Heart is spelt "HEART" not hart...ugh!
Baby Girl September 13, 2012 at 06:37 AM
I'm glad she didn't bet or swear on anyone's life because she definitely would have lost!
spdman September 13, 2012 at 01:33 PM
I,d like to buy the skater any info what did it have for power?
spdman September 13, 2012 at 02:00 PM
How much for the skater
Baby Girl September 13, 2012 at 03:37 PM
He’ll be looking to liquidate his assets now, you may be able to pick it up at the $700 dollars he lied about buying it for.
Baby Girl September 13, 2012 at 04:20 PM
Indictment Count:17 PL 125.14 01 **TOP CHARGE** B Felony, 1 count, Arrest charge, Not an arraignment charge Description:Aggr Veh Hom .18 Of 1% Or More Indictment Count:1 PL 221.05 00 Violation, 1 count, Arrest charge, Not an arraignment charge Description:Unlaw Poss Marihuana Indictment Count:19 Weapon/Drug:Marihuana So much for all these Brian Fans coming on here and sticking up for him now...He wasn't drunk nor did he have drugs in his system??? Ummmmm I think the blood work says differently and these bloods were taken an hour and half AFTER the accident...You dumb ignorant a**holes...Know what you’re talking about before you ever post comments again...apparently for those who loss respect for me on my old post and who said I didn't know what I was talking about and that he wasn't going to be charged to the fullest and who ever thought because the DA didn't come out and officially charge him right away...Ummmm your all pathetic excuses. The DA never lets you know what their looking to charge you with....OBVIOUSLY they did a great job and got him on 19 charges. Who now wants to say he's a good kid??? Come on where are you guys now????? Every single one of you OWE his Family especially his SISTER an APOLOGY!!!!
Veronica Ebron September 13, 2012 at 05:25 PM
Baby girl....do you have nothing better to do with your life at 3am??? Justice is being served, Brian did not intend on killing anyone that morning, nor did anyone know what a mans life would be taken. Accidents happen and its unfortunate but this is life, innocent people die everyday. Stop slandering a young man over a mistake that he is serving time for. You sound pathetic BABY GIRL
Lisa September 13, 2012 at 05:32 PM
The situation is sad.. for both sides but it was an accident. yes.. an accident.. it was far from intentional. Brian has never ever been in trouble in his life. He is a good kid with a good heart and would do anything for his family and friends. I feel sorry for the entire Mannino family as this is a terrible tragedy. Brian does and always will have TONS of supporters.. WE ARE ALL HERE.... we just dont have to sit up at all hours of the night writing insane things on the internet and calling people A**holes. We have better things to do with our time. Im sure I will get a comment back because you seem like THAT type of person. Oh and by the way.. before you say people should get educations and learn how to spell.. you should spell check your own comments ;)
Baby Girl September 13, 2012 at 05:40 PM
A mistake is something you didnt mean to do... He made a grown man decision to get into his boat and drive drunk and cocaine in his system. I know he mistakenly snorted the cocaine and mistakenly downed all those drinks either...First off idiot there's a reason for my comments at 3am see I have a job and unfortunately I don't get out until then an than I have to drive on the highways with people like Brian who mistakenly drink and do drugs. JERKIE!
Baby Girl September 13, 2012 at 05:46 PM
An all comments were posted for ignorant people like you...as for your "That's life"? REALLY??? Yours? Your son? Your brother? Your husband? Your children's father? That's not my life nor was it Chris's life. ..
Baby Girl September 13, 2012 at 05:55 PM
And if you go back to June when this happened and read comments people where posting to Chris's Family you'd understand the A*hole remarks.
Veronica Ebron September 13, 2012 at 06:26 PM
BabyGirl, you sound like a fool!!!! Brian did not mean to kill anyone that morning!!!! And what does your job entail..stripping???? PLease just stop writing foolish things im sure Chris wouldnt approve of this animal like behavior from you on the internet. Brian is doing the time he deserves for an ACCIDENT (definition of an accident: 1.An unfortunate incident that happens unexpectedly and unintentionally, typically resulting in damage or injury). Stop writing these terrible things BabyGirl, dont you know Karma is a bitch!!!
Baby Girl September 13, 2012 at 06:45 PM
He's not serving his time yet but he will, 2nd if I was a stripper I wouldn't be getting home at 3 bar's close at 4 and being your a friend of Brian's you would know this and I will reiterate the word unintentional!?! He intentionally made a conscious decision to drive while intoxicated. Bottom line! Oh for my job I'm a nurse, but thanks for stripper remark I wish...
friend September 13, 2012 at 10:44 PM
accidents happen everyday, some are worse than others. This one is as horrific as an accident can be. Realize that Brian was not out to kill/injure anyone on that night. He made the worst chioces of his life and the result he will pay for for the rest of his life. His family as well as the Mannino family will suffer together for the tragic events that took place that night. Writing slander will make some feel better about themselves and their mistakes, but this is a reminder that the "it wont happen to me" attitude is just not true. Our choices affect not only ourselves but everyone around us. I hope the Mannino family has the support it needs to cope with this tragedy, and that they may find closure when the time comes. Revenge will not provide comfort for anyone, unless your heart is empty. May Chris rest in peace, and his family, especially his children grow to me better, stronger people, Im sure thats what he would have liked to see. Brian stay strong, I know your conscience will not let you rest. This is a terrible thing that happened, it is not up to a internet forum to decide who is right or wrong (we pay alot of taxes for that) or who should or should not support those involved. p.s I dont care about my grammer, and anyone can write back all they want, I wont be back on this forum so revenge will not be possible for you. Be a responsible adult, society has a lack of them.
Baby Girl September 14, 2012 at 01:09 AM
@ Veronica--> (Slandering a young man over a mistake???) Slander is a malicious, false, and defamatory statement or report: a slander against his good name. To which I have not done...I've said nothing more than facts and what has been printed for all to read...I just hope that everyone on here that has posted in support for Brian Never Has To Get a Knock On Their Door With The Police Informing Them That Their Child Has Been Killed By a Drunk Driver...I'm assuming that everyone that says it's a mistake that he made Is justifying all drunk drivers...So the first child I saw 12 years ago come into the ER that died from a drunk driver; MADE A MISTAKE BY GETTING BEHIND THE WHEEL OF HIS CAR???...THAT'S OK???? Maybe for you because it wasn't your son, your brother, your father...I posted comments on here for a reason...Because when all this happened and you can go read for yourself the comments and remarks that were made to Chris's sister and other family members who keep in mind Just Lost Someone They Truly Love and Brian’s friends were on here throwing stabs at them while they were morning...So if you take offense to my comments..I apologize but I will not apologize for how I feel or for what I believe in...We lost someone very dear...You all can always go visit Brian! And Yes Karma is a Bitch... I hope you all are Praying that it doesn't come back and bite Brian in the A**.
Friend September 14, 2012 at 02:46 AM
There is no doubt about it, he drove a boat while intoxicated and another man died because of it, he is defenitly wrong, no 2 ways about it. With that being said if Brian and Chris were going fishing on that boat together I'm sure by the end of the trip they both would have been friends. I never met anyone who didn't like Brian or had anything bad to say (excluding now of course). It sounds like Chris's friends and family would say the same about him. If Brian had slept 2-3 more hours like he should have, and this crash had taken place, it would have been an accident. If you're remove the alcohol from the picture, this would have been like many other boating accidents. We will ever know if this accident would had taken place if there was no alcohol. I'm not saying this with any malice at all. I'm truly very sorry for chris's family. An Italian guy on a fishing trip, sound like it could have been my dad. This accident has changed many peoples lives forever. Making Brian out to be a murderer may make there love ones feel better as they are so hurt and angered, but he wasn't a murderer. He did kill someone one unintentionally though. I'm sorry for both families. Brian's & Chris's.
friend September 14, 2012 at 09:35 PM
Its amazing how many supporters were in the court room that day, sure none of them would of been there if it was their loved one or friend. And not to mention I'm sure a few of those supporters were with him at Ocean Beach but none of them stopped him from getting behind the wheel of that boat drunk and high, BABY GIRL your an amazing person and you represent the facts. He wouldn't of had such a clean slate if they found out about the forgery for the boat, before this horrible tradegy. As I sat that in the court that day all I could do was think about how Chris will never be there for his kids again. He was a devoted family man. How unfair it is that Brian still goes on living. And Baby Girl you are absolutely right how come no comments from his biggest fans now? Cause truth hurts.
friend September 14, 2012 at 09:43 PM
BABY GIRL changed my name too many friends all of a sudden
Baby Girl September 15, 2012 at 04:26 AM
If this is who I think it is...Call me...same number.
friend September 15, 2012 at 02:10 PM
Its amazing how many supporters were in the court room thatxx day, sure none of them would of been there if it was their loved one or friend. And not to mention I'm sure a few of those supporters were with him at Ocean Beach but none of them stopped him from getting behind the wheel of that boat drunk and high, BABY GIRL your an amazing person and you represent the facts. He wouldn't of had such a clean slate if they found out about the forgery for the boat, before this horrible tradegy. As I sat that in the court that day all I could do was think about how Chris will never be there for his kids again. He was a devoted family man. How unfair it is that Brian still goes on living. And Baby Girl you are absolutely right how come no comments from his biggest fans now? Cause truth hurts.
WITCHN September 20, 2012 at 05:58 AM
DRINKING AND DRIVING IS NOT AN ACCIDENT EVER!!!!!! IT IS SELFISH, CARELESS AND IRRESPONSIBLE. MURDERER MAY BE STRONG WORDING. BUT THAT YOUNG MAN ACTED WITH NO REGARD TO ANYONE, NOT EVEN HIMSELF. BEING THE FRIEND OF TWO PEOPLE KILLED BY DRUNK DRIVERS, DONT YOU DARE TRY TO LESSEN HIS RESPONSIBILITY IN THIS. MY HEART GOES OUT TO CHRIS'S FAMILY, FOR NOTHING CAN EASE THE PAIN OF THEIR SENSLESS LOSS. BUT FOR BRIAN, I HOPE HE NEVER FORGETS. NOT THAT I WISH HIM ILL HARM, BUT HE SHOULD NEVER FORGET WHAT HIS SELFISH ACT RESULTED IN.AND AS FAR AS SLEEPING IT OFF...BULL CRAP, YOU CANT SLEEP OFF DRUNKENESS IN A FEW HOURS. DONT BE IGNORANT. DRINKING AND DRIVING ANY VEHICLE IS NOT OK EVER! AND DONT FORGET IT. HE IS OLD ENOUGH TO KNOW RIGHT FROM WRONG!
Baby Girl September 20, 2012 at 06:04 AM
AMEN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
djffdgy September 20, 2012 at 06:20 PM
What about the skater? Anyone know who to contact to purchase it
friend September 21, 2012 at 02:42 AM
well said WITCHN
friend September 21, 2012 at 02:50 AM
thats a very inconsiderate thing to post
friend September 21, 2012 at 02:51 AM
well said
friend September 21, 2012 at 02:54 AM
in a previous article on here myself and Baby Girl received alot of comments from friends of Brian Andreski that tried to say he wasn't drunk . It is good that the facts are finally out and people know the truth. Not only was he drunk but high as well.
william September 21, 2012 at 11:52 PM
I want that boat how fast is it

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