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Man sentenced to 3 years for drunk driving death

3 years ago Tuesday, November 15, 2011 10:03:55 AM CST November 15, 2011 Tuesday, November 15 2011 Nov 15, 2011 in News
Source: WBRZ staff

NAPOLEONVILLE - Taylor Hancock, the man convicted of vehicular homicide after a June 2010 drunk driving wreck in Assumption Parish, was sentenced to 10 years behind bars today.

However, seven of those years were suspended, leaving Hancock to serve three years without the benefit of probation or parole.

Authorities say Hancock was driving 112 mph when he crashed, catapulting his vehicle nine feet in the air where it hit a tree, ejecting Steven Whiddon and Mary Danehower.

Whiddon was killed and Danehower was seriously injured but Hancock walked away with little more than a scratch.

All three were 19 years old at the time.

At sentencing today Whiddon's family expressed frustration at the outcome, saying he should have been sentenced to more time in jail.

After sentencing Hancock immediately reported to jail.

"The sentence given today by the Judge does not reflect the seriousness of the crime committed," Whiddon's sister, Amanda Meyer said.

 

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