Almost two years ago a great time with friends turned into a deadly tragedy. A group of teens had some alcohol iced teas and some weed, then decided to leave a party and one of them got behind the wheel despite his friends tried asked him not to, he also took a passenger with him. While driving teenager tried to pass the vehicle in front of him and lost control, the car rolled over, the driver was dragged out by one of his friends from the car behind them, but the passenger didn’t make it.
A 17-year-old teen just wanted to have a good time, but one bad decision at a party resulted in him killing a friend. Judge Robert Heinrichs sentenced a 19-year-old man to 80 days in custody at a youth facility followed by 40 days of community supervision Thursday after he pled guilty to impaired driving causing death. Also, a judge prohibited media from publishing his name or a name of a friend that was killed in the accident.
As per judge and the information released during the hearing, the teenager, who made a poor decision then, is a different person now. He quit drinking alcohol and smoking weed, he has a steady job and attends church, also volunteers regularly at Siloam Mission, so the court gave him an opportunity to continue with his life after he serves his 80 days in custody.