SALEM, Ore. (AP) – A 32-year-old man has been sentenced to 19 years in prison for causing the death of his girlfriend and two of his co-workers while driving drunk near Gates, Oregon.
The Statesman Journal reports that David Trimble, of Lebanon, previously pleaded guilty to three counts of first-degree manslaughter and DUI. He was sentenced Wednesday.
According to police records, his blood-alcohol content was 0.27 percent – more than three times the legal limit- following the Oct. 1 crash.
Prosecutor Melodie Dickey argued for a prison sentence of 25 years with a lifetime driver’s license revocation.
Although Trimble could’ve faced more than 30 years in prison, the state agreed to cap its sentencing recommendation to 25 years in exchange for his guilty plea.