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Man Sentenced to State Prison for Accident that Killed His Father

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Jonathan Hernandez2 years ago

A Pennsylvania man is being sent to state prison for a DUI accident that killed his father.

Details about the DUI Accident

Pennsylvania Live is reporting that a 24-year-old man has been sentenced to state prison on Thursday for causing an accident that killed his father.

A Dauphin County Judge sentenced Benjamin Feith to 4-8 years behind bars just three months after Feith pleaded guilty to homicide by vehicle and other charges from the October 2014 DUI accident in the Derry Township that killed his 45-year-old father, Walter Feith.

Feith was also charged with 19 separate counts of possession of child pornography on his cell phone.

Feith has been living with his paternal grandmother since the accident. Feith himself suffered severe injuries in the crash, including brain damage – the extent of the brain damage is still unknown.

Important Information about DUIs in Pennsylvania

According to Mothers against Drunk Driving:

  • There are no statewide laws requiring the use of ignition interlocks for people who have previously been convicted of a DUI offense.
  • There were a total of 368 DUI deaths in the state in 2013.
  • There were a total of 34,024 DUI arrests that were made in Pennsylvania in 2013.


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