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Plea deal in drunk driving death

On Behalf of | Oct 6, 2018 | Firm News, Motor Vehicle Accidents |

People in Connecticut may well have a stereotype in their minds about the type of person who is arrested for drunk driving. While certainly, anyone who consumes alcohol and then drives a vehicle may theoretically be a drunk driver, there is a standard view of this person and sometimes a case comes along that only reinforces that stereotype. In fact, it often makes people feel there is a reason that such a stereotype exists in the first place.

One example of this can be seen in a case in which a drunk driver killed a college student five years ago. According to a report from NJ.com, the intoxicated driver is currently serving a sentence for robbery that will keep him incarcerated for 10 years. It is not known when that sentence was handed down and if the robbery was at all involved in the events of the night that claimed the student’s life.

Regardless, the drunk driver has recently entered into a plea deal with the prosecution team in which he has entered a guilty plea to the charge of vehicular homicide for killing the student who was 22 years old at the time. He is expected to be sentenced to spend five years in prison, all of which will be served once the current robbery sentence is complete. No details as to how many years in the original sentence are left have been released.

Also not known is whether or not the student’s family has initiated any sort of civil action to seek compensation for his unnecessary death.