- 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.


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

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