Former NASCAR Crew Chief Sentenced to Prison

Former NASCAR pit crew chief Timothy Kohuth entered a guilty plea in Iredell County District Court to a charge of second degree murder stemming from a fatal drunk driving accident.

Kohuth was driving a flatbed tow truck in 2008 when he crossed the center line and nearly hit a deputy’s patrol car. Before the deputy could initiate a traffic stop, Kohuth ran off the road and struck a mailbox and a culvert. He then crossed the road and struck an SUV traveling in the opposite direction. The driver of the SUV, Wesley Worden, was pronounced dead at the scene, and his wife was seriously injured.

Kohuth’s blood alcohol content was five times the legal limit for intoxication, and he was charged with driving while intoxicated in North Carolina and second degree murder.

As part of a plea agreement, Kohuth was sentenced to 9.5 to 12 years in prison with one year credited for time already served while waiting for trial. He is not eligible for early parole but could be released in 8.5 years for good behavior.

According to the state Highway Patrol, Kohuth has two prior North Carolina DWI convictions. Kohuth previously worked on the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series.

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