Driving drunk is never a good idea. It opens up incredible liability against you if you are caught, and if you injure or kill someone while drinking and driving you can end up in prison for years. That’s what one man may be facing after pleading guilty to several charges related to a crash that happened at the Endymion parade last year. FOX 8 reports.
Tashonty Toney has pleaded guilty to most of the counts against him from his actions that night. The only question is was he drunk enough to have the remaining two charges of vehicular homicide stick in his case.
He is accused of driving his car into nine bicyclists on Esplanade Avenue while drunk. Two people died at the scene and seven others were hurt. Toney has admitted that he was the driver that night, but he and his lawyer argue that he was not drunk.
At the time of the crash, he refused to take a breath test. When he was forced to take a blood draw later, he had a BAC of 0.14 percent. Now he will face a trial to see if he will be charged with vehicular homicide. The court intends to have over a dozen witnesses testify in the case.
If he is found guilty, he could face 10 to 60 years for those charges, plus whatever the judge gives him for the other charges in his case.