DUIs are taken seriously, and a
DUI that ends in the death of an innocent individual is never taken lightly.
Demetrius Jordan never intended to hurt anyone when he got in his car
intoxicated in Pinellas County, Florida. He was simply trying to drive
home. Yet his impaired state caused the death of Elroy and Nathan McConnell.
Their family was devastated and is still coping with the horrific and
sudden loss. Mrs. McConnell told local news that she prays for strength
to get through every day without her two precious children. Elroy and
Nathan were both grown men with impressive careers, wives, and children.
Their lives were terminated, along with two other McConnell boys, when
Demetrius came rushing at them at 92 miles per hour and slammed into the
car in an intersection. The police determined that Jordan had a BAC of
over twice the limit, and had need drinking a cocktail of gin and Four
Loko. Four Loko has reformulated their drink since the incident because
the levels of caffeine and alcohol were causing severe impairment. Jordan
had also been
smoking marijuana before getting in his car. The accident occurred while the McConnell men
were on vacation celebrating the youngest sibling's 19th birthday.
The men were on their way back from a guy's movie night when Jordan
approached the intersection and struck their vehicle. He plead guilty to
DUI manslaughter before a formal trial was even organized, but the McConnell's don't
even believe that 44 years in prison is enough. Ana McConnell, the widow
of one of the victims, says that she believes Jordan deserves more than
prison for causing her two-year-old son to grow up without a father.
The courts are sympathetic to those who lost their families in
DUI accidents, and may even impose harsher sentences on the offender. If you are worried
about your future in a DUI manslaughter case, you need a lawyer like the
DUI defenders at Parks & Braxton, PA. We are dedicated to helping
you through your case and fighting for the best possible outcome.
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