Posted: Apr 4, 2013 6:33 AM by Associated Press
CLAYTON, Mo. - An eastern Missouri man who was drunk and speeding before causing an accident that killed two people and injured five others was sentenced to 10 years in prison.
Twenty-one-year-old Patrick D. Walsh of Florissant was sentenced Wednesday for two counts of involuntary manslaughter and five counts of second-degree assault. He pleaded guilty in November.
Police say Walsh had a blood-alcohol content of .146 and was speeding up to 100 mph when his pickup hit another car on Interstate 270 in Florissant.
Two passengers in the other car, 38-year-old Steven M. Brueggen of Florissant and 37-year-old Michael R. McLemore of O'Fallon, died in the September 2011 wreck. Five other people suffered minor injuries.