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Drunken Driver YouTube Confessor Gets 6.5 Years

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Nick Naughton4 years ago

ABC News reports that the man who posted a YouTube video in which he confessed to killing a man in a drunk driving accident has been sentenced to 6.5 years in prison by an Ohio judge.

About the Drunk Driving Accident

Matthew Cordle, 22, has been senctenced to 6.5 years in prison after pleading guilty to charges of aggrevated vehicular homicide and driving under the influence in connection to the death of Vincent Canzani, 61.

Cordie collided head-on with Canzani's vehicle in June while driving on the wrong side of the freeway after leaving a bar. Cordie was taken to the hospital due to his injuries where he was determined to have a blood alcohol content of .19.

Though Cordie initially entered plea of not guilty, he later changed his plea to guilty after posting a video to YouTube in which he promised to take full responsibility for his role in the death of Canzani. The video soon went viral receiving national attention.

While some applauded Cordie for posting the video, the victim's daughter sought the maximum penalty of 8.5 years stating that while no amount of time will bring her father back, the message of her father's death should not be “if you hit and kill someone — and admit to it — you get away with it,” according to CNN.

Drunk Driving Statistics

  • According to M.A.D.D., 9,878 peopled died in drunk driving accidents in 2011 – approximately one person every 53 minutes.
  • In the U.S., a person is injured in a drunk driving accident every 90 seconds.
  • Over 1.2 million people are arrested every year for driving under the influence of alcohol or narcotics, nearly one-third are repeat offenders.
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