In sentencing Lail to 20 years in prison with nine years suspended, the maximum allowed by law in this case, the Arlington County judge called Lail’s actions “an appalling demonstration of arrogance,” adding “she’s stunned it took this long for something to happen to someone” and “an absolute shame.”
The investigation determined that Aguirre was driving a 2002 Volkswagen Passat in the southbound lanes of the New Jersey Turnpike and crashed into the tractor-trailer shortly before 4:09 a.m., as both vehicles were exiting the roadway and heading toward the Thomas A. Edison Service Area in Woodbridge.
Guest stated, “Sullivan was operating his vehicle at a time that his blood alcohol content was two to three times over the legal limit. Sullivan’s decision to drink and drive resulted in the death of a 10-year-old child. This case highlights the importance in keeping those that would consume alcohol from getting behind the wheel of a car.”
Last week, a Cobb jury found Charles Emerson Williams, 31, guilty of eight charges stemming from his actions in the early-morning hours of Feb. 11, 2014. On that morning, Mr. Williams, who was intoxicated, was driving a 2004 Chevrolet Silverado well above the speed limit and in the wrong direction on Austell Road.
Webb’s car was traveling over 130 mph when it slammed into the car in which Collins was a passenger at the intersection of Main and Empire streets in Bloomington, according to police.
Admitting responsibility for the death of a Clovis family man, 27-year-old Perla Ibeth Vazquez told a packed courtroom Tuesday that she wanted to be held accountable for her actions, but insisted: “I am not a murderer.”
Her plea didn’t sway Judge Hilary Chittick.
“This was a murder,” Chittick said bluntly in Fresno County Superior Court before sentencing Vazquez to 15 years to life in prison for getting drunk and causing a crash on Highway 168 in Fresno that killed 54-year-old Frank Winslow in October 2011.
Chittick said a jury was correct last month when it found Vazquez guilty of second-degree murder, felony hit and run, and driving on a suspended license when she caused the fatal crash.
Aug. 16, 2014 — Cobb District Attorney Vic Reynolds announces that a Marietta man will spend five years in prison for the hit-and-run death of a bicyclist that occurred in April 2013.
Damon Thomas Latuch, 28, pleaded guilty Thursday morning to homicide by vehicle in the first degree.
Assistant District Attorney Marty First said the evidence would show that Mr. Latuch had been out drinking at a bar with friends in the hours before the fatal crash on April 10, 2013, that he had been told at two different times in those hours that he was too drunk to drive, and that he had refused to let someone else drive.
A man convicted of his seventh DWI was sentenced to life in prison Wednesday.
In May 2013, Burnet County officials say 46-year-old Terry Lynn Stevens was arrested for his seventh and last driving while intoxicated charge. He has a lengthy criminal record.