Drunk Driver Avoids Prison Sentence
A Springfield man who pleaded guilty in October to involuntary manslaughter in a fatal drunken-driving crash will not go to prison.
The Associated Press says twenty-one-year-old Dylan Meyer was sentenced Friday to probation for the February 2015 death of 38-year-old Kelly D. Williams in Springfield. Prosecutors say his blood alcohol level after his truck collided with Williams' vehicle was .266 and tests showed the presence of drugs.
A probable cause statement says Meyer's pickup truck was going 95 miles per hour before the crash and Williams' car was nearly split in half by the impact.
The Springfield News-Press reports prosecutors had sought a 10-year prison sentence for Meyer. Greene County Prosecutor Dan Patterson issued a statement calling the probation sentence a "slap on the wrist."
Meyer's public defender declined to comment.