Drunk driver sentenced to 25 years prison time

The man responsible for a drunk driving accident earlier this year that killed three other people was sentenced to 25 years in prison today, May 27.

He apologized in court and took full responsibility for the crash. “I’m so sorry. I wish I could bring everybody back so we could hang out again. I’ll do everything I promised to do. I love you all,” he said to the courtroom packed with friends and relatives of both him and the victims.

The accident occurred on East River Drive in Scott County around 11:12 p.m., Jan. 15. The defendant was drunk and had just left a friend’s party. While driving eastbound on East River Drive, he collided with a pickup truck containing four people.

Both the defendant, a passenger in his car, and the driver of the truck were injured. Three passengers in the truck were killed in the crash.

Police were able to determine from the damages to the cars that the defendant was also speeding significantly over the limit.

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