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Man Involved in Fatal Drunken Driving Crash Gets 3 Years

Drunk driving case
Posted at 9:58 PM, Jan 25, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-25 17:02:31-05

NAPLES, Fla. (AP) - A southwest Florida man involved in two drunken driving crashes, including one that killed a woman, has been sentenced to three years in prison after prosecutors dropped a manslaughter charge.

The Naples Daily News reports that 25-year-old Kiereek Seymour was sentenced Monday.

The prison time is for a fleeing and eluding charge related to January 2015 high-speed chase through Marco Island, where officials say Seymour was drunk and behind the wheel.

Seymour was also involved in a drunken driving crash in May 2014 that left 54-year-old Sandra Maddux dead, but prosecutors reduced that charge last week to a misdemeanor DUI count. They said they'd have trouble proving Seymour's intoxication level and responsibility for the fatal crash.