A St. Louis County man was sentenced to 5 years in prison for a fatal 2012 car accident that killed a South St. Louis County woman.
Police alleged that the man ran a red light and broadsided the other car killing the woman. He was arrested at the scene and later blood was drawn. He was found to have had a BAC of .12%.
In Missouri, the legal limit for blood alcohol is .08%. If you are charged with DWI as a part of an accident that kills another person, you may be charged with manslaughter, which is a felony.
DWI manslaughter charges are serious and require a serious defense. John Schleiffarth of JCS Law has experience in handling felony DWI cases. Call today for a free consultation on your case. 314-616-4879
Source: stltoday.com, “Bosnian Driver in Fatal St. Louis County DWI Wreck Gets Prison Time, May be Deported,” June 20, 2014