Vero Beach Man, 22, Expected to Get 10 Years Probation for DUI Manslaughter Charge
This just proves the inconsistency with regards to sentencing across the state. A few weeks back we reported that an 18 year old Broward County man was sentenced to an unbelievable 24 years in prison after pleading guilty to DUI manslaughter charges stemming from an accident that resulted in the death of two men. Just a few hours north, in Orange County, 22 year old Brent Hill Lewis, of Vero Beach is expected to plead guilty to similar charges stemming from an April 15, 2006 accident that resulted in the death of his passenger, Nicholas Fisher, 20, from Michigan. Lewis was found to have a blood alcohol content of twice the legal limit the night he lost control of his vehicle causing it to overturn several times and ejecting both of its occupants. It has been reported that Lewis will be sentenced to up to 10 years probation, faces no jail time and will lose his driving privileges for up to 12 years. The plea deal is reported to be entered on Monday, February 4, 2008.