An Alton man has pleaded guilty to a drunk driving crash that killed a Metro East couple. The drunk driver will spend 20 years in prison for two counts of aggravated DUI resulting in death. According to a local news report, the 25-year-old man was charged with two counts of aggravated driving under the influence causing death and illegally possessing a controlled substance. In September of 2013, the 25-year-old drunk driver fatally struck a motorcycle driven by a 66-year-old Wood River man with his 63-year-old wife, according to a police report. The drunk driver attempted to run away from the scene on foot, but was chased and captured eye-witnesses and later arrested by police. Police say the man tested positive for marijuana and was intoxicated at the time of the crash.
Not all families find the justice they are looking for through the criminal system. If you’ve lost someone dear to you in a drunk driving accident, you have legal options and rights. Drunk driving plagues our nation’s roads, killing thousands of innocents people every year. The DUI accident attorneys at Meyerkord, Meyerkord & Kurth are passionate about helping the innocents victims of drunk driving accidents. As advocates for families who have lost loved ones to drunk drivers, attorneys at Meyerkord, Meyerkord & Kurth, LLC, have helped clients find justice and compensation. We know first hand how devastating this time can be for loved ones. A caring and compassionate attorney is available for a free DUI accident case review – contact us today.