From St. Peterburg Times
LARGO — Daniel Dalton Dolcater is a kind and caring young man with a future, his friends and family members said Friday.
But here’s the problem, a judge said: So are others who drive drunk and kill people.
“Almost everybody with a DUI-manslaughter … is basically a good kid or a good father or a good student or a good something,” Pinellas-Pasco Circuit Judge Nancy Moate Ley said. “And then they got drunk or got high, or both, and got behind the wheel of a car.”
Dolcater, who turns 21 on Monday and has never had a driver’s license, drunkenly sped away from police on Sept. 30 and smashed into a car in St. Pete Beach, killing two people.
After Dolcater pleaded guilty on Friday to two counts of DUI-manslaughter and other charges, Ley sentenced him to 21 years in prison. ….MORE