A 33-year-old Staten Island driver involved in a deadly 100 mph car race was drunk, prosecutors said Sunday.
Korey Swatz had a blood-alcohol content of .10 - slightly above the legal limit of .08 - as he raced Philip Boney-Scrivano, who was killed when his car crashed early Saturday, according to law enforcement sources.
Boney-Scrivano's body was thrown from the 2009 Honda he bought last week for his 20th birthday when it plowed into a parking meter and utility pole before hitting a Citgo gas pump and exploding in flames.
Swatz, of Staten Island, was arraigned on a DWI charge Sunday and released on $2,000 bail.
He had just met Boney-Scrivano at a local bar, On the Rocks, relatives said.
The men were headed in two cars to White Castle.
Witnesses reported seeing Swatz and Boney-Scrivano racing down Bay St. in the St. George neighborhood at speeds of between 100 mph and 130 mph, the sources said.
At a treacherous bend locals call "Dead Man's Curve" near Hannah St., Boney-Scrivano lost control of the Honda. It skidded wildly for more than 100 feet before hopping a curb, police said.
His body was cut in two when it hit a utility pole.
Boney-Scrivano's passenger, Jean Carlos Aleman, 25, miraculously survived the crash and was rescued from the flaming wreck.
Aleman, who is also Swatz's brother-in-law, suffered serious burns but was released from a Staten Island hospital Saturday.
He was readmitted to the hospital early Sunday.
Aleman denied Swatz and Boney-Scrivano were drag racing.
"I feel bad for the guy's family," he said from his hospital bed.
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