Scott Nicholson Sentenced To 26 Years In Prison After DUI

Drunk Driver Scott Nicholson Sentenced To 26 Years In Prison After DUI

Scott NicholsonA drunk driver in Largo, Florida was sentenced to 26 years in prison after being involved in a fatal DUI crash. Scott Nicholson has plead guilty to one count of reckless driving and two counts of DUI manslaughter as a result of his June 2011 crash. Apparently, Nicholson was driving in excess of 100 mph when he crashed his 2007 Chevy Cobalt into a 2003 Saturn, seriously injuring the driver and killing the two passengers. While his blood alcohol content (BAC) level was found by police to be .13% after the accident, toxicologists say it could have been as high as .17% at the time of the accident. That would mean that Nicholson was driving with a BAC more than twice the legal limit of .08% at the time of the crash. After Nicholson plead guilty, he turned to the victims families and said, “I feel so bad and I would like to first apologize first to each family for their loss.”

Janet Nusspickel, whose daughter Diana was killed in the accident, recalls the day she received the news that her daughter had been killed. Janet was driving a school bus to Northeast High School when she received a call from a police officer who said he needed to speak with her in person and as soon as possible. Then, her husband called, telling her that their daughter had been killed in an accident. Shockingly, Janet finished her bus route. Nicholson was not given the maximum sentence after Judge Ley acknowledged he spared the families the painful ordeal of a lengthy trial when he plead guilty. Scott Nicholson also told the families “There is no excuse I can make, it was careless and reckless on my behalf. I’m sorry for the pain I have caused each and every one of you“. The responses from many of the victims family members were mixed before Nicholson was sentenced, with many asking for forgiveness and others asking for the maximum penalty.

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