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Man Pleads Guilty to DUI Charges from 2015 Fatal Accident

Jonathan Hernandez7 months ago

A man has pleaded guilty to a DUI crash that killed two teenagers in March 2015.

Details about the Fatal DUI Accident

The Review Journal is reporting that a 23-year-old man, Seong Mo Lee, pleaded guilty on Monday to charges stemming from a drunk driving accident that killed two teenagers.

Seong Mo Lee is currently facing as much as 40 years in prison on two counts of felony driving under the influence resulting in death.

According to prosecutors, the accident that happened in March 2015 happened when Lee was driving drunk for the second time in under a year.

Two teenagers, a 17-year-old, and an 18-year-old, both from Las Vegas, were killed when Lee’s Mercdedes Benz E350 collided with their 2014 Nissan Versa near the intersection of Boulder Highway and Russel Road.

Lee was arrested in July 2014 as well by the Nevada Highway Patrol under charges of DUI, drinking while driving, for the unlawful open container of alcohol in a vehicle, possession of drug paraphernalia, and for using the cellphone while driving.

In the fatal accident that happened in March of 2015, Lee was heading south on Boulder Highway at around 1:30 a.m. at more than 115 miles per hours when the car that was being driven by the teens was attempting to make a U-turn.

Traveling at 117 miles per hour at the time of impact, Lee’s Mercedes hit the right side of the Nissan Versa and caused it to roll onto its roof, according to the police.

Lee supposedly admitted to stopping at two bars and drinking at least six beers before the time of the accident.

Important Information about Drinking and Driving

According to Mothers against Drunk Driving (MADD):

  • Impairment is not determined by the type of drink, but by the amount of alcohol that is consumed over a period of time.
  • 28 people are killed every day in the United States as a result of drinking and driving.
  • Since MADD was founded in 1980, the number of drunk driving deaths in the United States has been cut in half.

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