10 Year Sentence Given in DUI Manslaughter Case

A young man forever changed his life by deciding to drink and drive one night in Florida.

The 25-year-old man was driving along a local road in northeast Florida last March when he lost control of his vehicle. He crashed into a cement wall, injuring himself and killing his passenger, a 21-year-old woman. When officers arrived on the scene, they discovered that the young man had been drinking. His blood-alcohol level was recorded at 0.185, well above the state's legal limit of 0.08.

After working out a deal with the prosecution, the man agreed to plead guilty to DUI manslaughter. In return, the rest of the charges against him were dropped. He went before a judge in Jacksonville, Florida this week and was sentenced to 10 years in prison.

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