Driver gets jail time for fatal DUI crash at the Oceanfront

Peter O Teneyck

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) — A former Sailor learned his sentence Wednesday for a fatal DUI crash at the Virginia Beach Oceanfront.

Peter Olin Teneyck, 30, got two years and three months in prison. That was the punishment for involuntary manslaughter and DUI-2nd offense within five to 10 years with a BAC > 0.20. He pleaded guilty to those charges in January.

Last year, investigators said he was driving a Jeep Wrangler on Pacific Avenue when he hit and killed Jim Miller Jr., who was on a bicycle. Virginia Beach police officers said Teneyck’s BAC was 0.25, at the time of the crash.

Teneyck has two prior DUI convictions: in 2007 in West Virginia and in 2009 in New York. Because DUI laws in Virginia and New York are not “substantially similar,” Teneyck could not be charged with a 3rd offense DUI, according to the Virignia Beach Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office.

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