Man Gets 10 Years for Drunk Driving Accident That Killed 2

CLAYTON, Mo. (KMOX) — A drunk driver whose 100 mph crash killed two men will spend the next ten years behind bars.

Patrick Walsh of Florissant was sentenced Wednesday in a St. Louis County court. He pleaded guilty in November to two counts of involuntary manslaughter and five counts of second-degree assault.

The Missouri Highway Patrol reported Walsh had a blood-alcohol level of 1.8 and was driving at speeds of 100 mph when he struck the rear of a Chevy Tahoe carrying six people on Interstate 270 in 2011.

The Tahoe flipped several times, ejecting 37-year old Michael McLemore of O’Fallon, and Steve Brueggen of Florissant. Both were killed.

Walsh was originally scheduled to be sentenced Feb. 13, but the sentencing was delayed.

Walsh has served about 17 months in jail, which will be counted as time served.

Walsh was 20 years old at the time of the accident.


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