Former WVU student pleads guilty to DUI with death

Posted on Wednesday, May 5th, 2010 at 11:39 am    

A former West Virginia University student pleaded guilty this week to felony DUI with death for the April 28, 2009 drunk driving accident that resulted in the death of a 59-year-old woman.

The accident occured when the ex-student’s car crossed the center line and hit the woman’s car head-on on Route 705 in Monongalia County.

Medical records indicate that the ex-student’s blood alcohol level was .351 at the time of the crash, significantly over the legal limit.

If convicted, the ex-student faces up to 11.5 years in prison in addition to the house confinement that he has been restricted to since his arrest in May 2009.

The ex-student was also charged with driving with a suspended license.