Criminal sentence set for drunk and high driver

Residents in Ohio who are worried about the reckless behavior of others and how it may put them and their families in jeopardy have good reason for their concerns. Despite widespread public awareness and increasingly tough laws, too many people continue to make negligent choices such as driving when they are drunk or under the influence of drugs. This leaves families mourning losses they should never have to endure.

One woman in Ohio lost not just her adult granddaughter but the granddaughter's husband and their three young children in a senseless crash caused by a driver who was not only drunk but high on marijuana at the same time. In one fell swoop, a family of five was completely taken from this life.

The driver who caused the irresponsible and horrific crash was found to have a blood alcohol content ranging between 0.083 percent and 0.092 percent. This illustrates that a person does not have to be two or three times over the legal limit to pose serious dangers to others. Marijuana was in his system and he was also driving at more than 40 miles per hour over the stated speed limit on the opposite side of the road when he rammed into the family's vehicle, killing everyone inside.

Now according to Fox19, that driver will face 20 years in prison and be eligible for parole in 17 years. It is unknown if any civil damages have been sought and while nothing can bring back the precious lives, the friends and family members of the deceased may at least know that the criminal justice system has taken action.

 

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