We were outraged to read that Frank Pergola received a sentence of only 3 1/3 to 10 years for the death of Meghan Jestic ["Daughter killed by driver on drugs: Stolen memories," News, Aug. 30].

We have a high regard for Nassau District Attorney Kathleen Rice for her past work, but in this case, to allow this fellow to plead down to aggravated vehicular homicide has done a disservice to all.

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Our hearts go out to the Jestic family for this injustice. This seems to send the message that you can kill someone and get a plea bargain and serve as little as three years in jail.

Mary Ann and John Plump, East Northport

At last, the parent of a person killed by an impaired driver speaks from the heart and speaks the truth. Robert Jestic, the father of 21-year-old Meghan, who died at the hands of a drug-impaired driver, spoke for the loved ones of all such victims: "How could justice ever allow a bum like this to breathe another breath?"

An automobile in the hands of an impaired driver is no less dangerous than a gun in the hands of a deranged person.

Chris Marzuk, Greenlawn