Honduras man gets 24 years for DUI causing death, disfigurement in Biloxi

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BILOXI, Mississippi — A man from Honduras has been sentenced to 24 years in prison for driving impaired in a crash that killed another driver and burned the other driver's passenger.

The Sun Herald reports (http://bit.ly/1eZOWil) 29-year-old Victor Antonio Rodriguez Carransa pleaded guilty Monday on two counts of driving under the influence in a crash resulting in death or disfigurement.

Forty-eight-year-old Chris Vicari died as a result of a Nov. 17, 2013, crash on U.S. Highway 90. His passenger, Amanda Dawson, was burned.

Circuit Judge Lisa Dodson gave Carransa 24 years for each count and ordered the prison terms to run concurrently. The hearing was in Harrison County Circuit Court.

District Attorney Joel Smith said Carransa's blood-alcohol content level was 0.18. The state's legal limit is 0.08.

Information from: The Sun Herald, http://www.sunherald.com

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