|Ohio man gets prison for fatal drunken-driving crash|
|Written by By Associated Press|
|Saturday, 30 June 2012 06:28|
LORAIN, Ohio (AP) — A northeastern Ohio man has been sentenced to 34 years in prison for a drunken-driving crash that killed a sheriff's deputy's wife and son.
Thirty-six-year-old Gerald Wetherbee Jr. of Oberlin pleaded guilty earlier this month to aggravated vehicular homicide, aggravated vehicular assault and operating a vehicle under the influence. He was sentenced Friday.
The June 2011 crash happened west of Cleveland in Lorain County. State troopers say a car driven by Wetherbee ran off the road and then swerved across the center lane and struck the other vehicle head-on. They say Wetherbee's blood-alcohol level was more than double the legal limit and he was driving with a suspended license.
Lorain County Sheriff's Cpl. Thomas Tomasheski and his 13-year-old daughter were injured in the crash. The deputy's wife and 11-year-old son were killed.
Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.
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