After tearful testimony, a Virginia Beach man was sentenced for killing a woman in DUI crash.
In April 2016, a 23-year-old woman preparing to complete her first year of medical school lost her life to a drunk driver. Last month, the negligent driver was sentenced to 6 years in prison, and he will remain on probation once released.
Police said the 39-year-old man was driving a Toyota RAV4 when he rear-ended a Dodge Caravan stopped at a red light. The impact pushed the van into a car. Three people in the minivan, including the young woman were taken to the hospital. The woman died a short time later. The driver of the van and the rear-seat passenger were treated and released. The driver of the SUV was treated for minor injuries, while the driver of the car refused medical treatment.
At the time of the crash, the Toyota driver was charged with driving under the influence and refusal to submit to a blood sample. Three hours later, he had a blood alcohol content of .07; the legal limit is .08. However, prosecutor in the case said at the sentencing hearing that had the case gone to trial, an expert would have testified the blood-alcohol content was closer to .10 to .13 at the time of the incident. The man pleaded guilty to aggravated involuntary manslaughter and driving under the influence earlier this year.
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