- Associated Press - Friday, May 20, 2016

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) - A man who has five DUI convictions has been sentenced to 14 years in prison for a hit-and-run crash that killed a woman and injured another in Colorado Springs.

The Gazette reports (https://goo.gl/wIevpX ) 65-year-old Michael Schweitzer was sentenced Friday for the Sept. 12 crash that killed 67-year-old Linda Graham.

Prosecutors say Schweitzer was on his way home after stopping at a bar when he ran a red light and crashed into a car carrying Graham and Marla Wilson. Police found him walking down a sidewalk nearby after he left the scene and abandoned his pickup in a parking lot.

Investigators say Schweitzer’s blood-alcohol content was as high as 0.13 percent, nearly twice the legal limit for driving.

Schweitzer’s history of DUI convictions dates to 1979 and spans at least two states.

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Information from: The Gazette, https://www.gazette.com


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