A Lancaster man has received a prison sentence of 20 to 50 years for causing a fatal car accident while under the influence of drugs and alcohol. The 29-year-old man pleaded guilty on April 29 to several charges including DUI, criminal homicide and aggravated assault. According to the district attorney in Lancaster County, the sentence is the longest for a fatal DUI car accident in the county's history.
On April 6, a Pennsylvania man pleaded guilty to charges stemming from a drunk driving accident that seriously injured an 80-year-old woman in Thornbury in October 2014. He faces up to six years in state prison.
In a recent story by NBC 10, a 50-year-old man was convicted of driving under the influence, homicide by vehicle and a host of other charges. He was sentenced to eight to 17 years for his involvement in a serious motorcycle accident that left a 24-year-old dead. The Chester County crash happened over a year ago in April 2013 when the 50-year-old turned his pickup truck into oncoming traffic and the young motorcyclist.