Prosecutor Frank Harvey said Jonathan L. Armes, 26, had a high level of oxycodone in his body at the time of the crash and was charged with vehicular homicide.
Records show the crash that caused fatal injuries to 50-year-old Lancing resident Terry Ledford occurred Jan. 16, 2009, on Old U.S. 27 just outside Wartburg. Armes' 2002 Chevrolet crossed over the centerline and struck Ledford's 1992 Buick Regal, records show. Ledford succumbed to his injuries several days later.
Armes on Tuesday pleaded guilty to reckless vehicular homicide and took a six-year sentence.
"We agreed not to ask that he go to prison and will be asking for jail time," Harvey said. Morgan County Criminal Court Judge E. Eugene Eblen will determine how Armes will serve his sentence.
As part of that sentence, Armes will have to speak once a month to high school students about the dangers of driving while impaired, Harvey said.
I vote PRISON TIME. EYE FOR EYE kinda thing.