CLIFTON PARK, N.Y. – A scholarship benefit was held Sunday
to benefit the memory of two Schaghticoke residents killed in a 2011 DWI crash.
Kyle Dobert, 20, and his girlfriend, Alisha Schoonmaker, 20,
were killed in July 2011 when Dobert's father, Phlip Dobert, 52, crashed
his car into a utility pole on Route 40 in Schaghticoke.
The benefit, held from 3 p.m. until 9 p.m. at trick Shots
Billiards in Clifton Park, featured several local bands, raffle items and
silent auctions. All proceeds will benefit the Dove Memorial Scholarship which
is awarded annually to a graduating senior at Shenedehowa High School that has
knowledge of the SADD, Students Against Destructive Decisions, program and is
actively involved in community services.
Philip Dobert agreed to a plea deal in March 2011 and was sentenced
to 7 to 21 years in prison. Authorities say he had a blood alcohol level more
than twice the legal limit when he crashed the car. Prosecutors say he was
coming from his other son's grave site and was driving at least 75 miles per
hour in a 35 mile per hour speed zone when he hit a pole near the Schaghticoke