A judge recently found a 35-year-old driver guilty of two counts of vehicular manslaughter for a fatal car accident in Callaway that left two young women dead. According to a SoMDNews.com report, the August 2011 accident took the lives of a 22-year-old woman from Lexington Park and a 22-year-old woman from Leonardtown. The convicted driver’s attorney claimed that the man suffered from a hypoglycemic condition as a result of a lifelong struggle with diabetes and did not know what was happening at the time of the accident.
The Prince George’s County judge stated that the man was not being punished for his medical condition but the reckless driving and speeding that led to the collision.
The judge rejected the motion for a new trial for the 35-year-old defendant, and the man was sentenced to 10 years with five years suspended concurrently for each of the two counts. The judge also sentenced the man to five years of supervised probation after prison. The man has 30 days to appeal this decision. Before the sentence was passed, the man apologized to the families, adding that he was unaware and that it “truly was a diabetic situation.”
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