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Cops: Suspect in stolen car Queens hit-run nightmare admitted he was wasted

The hit-and-run driver who mowed down a Queens teenager and his pal with a stolen car had a violent past that should have kept him in jail, the victims' grieving relatives said Monday.

Kenneth (Kenny) Guyear, who cops said admitted downing five or six drinks and taking two Xanax pills before he began his lethal joyride, has been arrested at least eight times, law enforcement sources said.

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Two of those arrests were for stealing cars, a troubling harbinger of the Sunday morning accident that claimed the lives of Robert Ogle, 16, and Alex Paul, 20.

At Guyear's arraignment in Queens Criminal Court last night, Prosecutor Catherine O'Connell said the suspect first told cops, "I'm not drunk," then admitted, "I've had three glasses of vodka," adding, "I do three bags of cocaine a day and I smoke pot."

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She said he also changed his story on the death car, first saying it belonged to a friend and then admitting, "I stole the car that was parked on the street."

Guyear claimed he saw the victims and didn't think he hit anyone but still stopped and checked the car for blood. During questioning, he told cops he was homeless and that "I've been in Rikers [Island] 1,000 times." He also allegedly threatened a black officer. "I will have your job," he was quoted as saying. "For a black cop, you just follow what the white guy tells you to do."

He was held without bail.

Earlier, Brendan Ogle, the brainy Brooklyn Tech junior's dad, branded Guyear "a soulless predator." "Someone like that should be behind bars," said Ogle outside the family's Middle Village home. "I hope there's enough public outcry to put this guy and guys like him behind bars."

An out-of-control Guyear, 27, had hopped into a Kia Spectra outside a Woodhaven deli at 1:30 a.m. and peeled off, police said.

A few blocks away, Paul was helping his friend walk home from a pal's birthday party, and investigators believe the two men never saw the Kia before it hit them.

One of the bodies got lodged under the car, prompting Guyear to throw the Kia in reverse and then lurch forward as he tried to get the car free. He was laughing when he was arrested blocks away, witnesses said.

"Alex was a good kid and was very caring," said his dad, Harry Paul, who added that his son had enlisted with Job Corps and was about to take a job in Buffalo.

"He didn't have a chance to grow up and do what he wanted to do," Harry Paul said.

Guyear, whose MySpace page is littered with drug references and images of Muppets posing with guns, has been locked up on Rikers Island eight times, including a six-month stint in 1999 for robbery and four months in 2006 for stealing a car.

In 1998, Guyear threatened a woman and her teenage daughter after they pressed robbery charges against him by tossing acid on their car, court papers say.

As Guyear was awaiting arraignment, a friend defended the out-of-work loner.

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"Stealing cars was his thing, but he wasn't out to hurt anybody," said the woman, who gave her name as Margaret. "[And] he definitely has a drinking problem."

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