OCALA, Fla. (AP) - A man has been sentenced to more than 10 years in prison for a fatal drunken driving crash in north Florida.
As part of a deal with Marion County prosecutors, 23-year-old Charles Kusiak pleaded no contest Tuesday to DUI manslaughter.
Authorities say Kusiak was trying to negotiate a left curve on the roadway last year when he lost control, hit a utility pole and then a tree. The crash killed Kusiak's passenger, 22-year-old Robert Kokinakis.
The Ocala Star-Banner (http://bit.ly/VRr45I) reports that Kusiak was found unconscious in the driver's seat and taken to a nearby hospital. His blood alcohol level was recorded at 0.245 and 0.241 percent. Florida law considers a driver impaired at 0.08.
Information from: Ocala (Fla.) Star-Banner, http://www.starbanner.com/
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