Drunk driver sentenced for Vehicular Homicide in Marysville-area car accident that killed four

Matthew C. McDonald, 27, was sentenced to eight years in prison for the drunk driving accident that killed four people near Marysville in November of 2009 reports The Seattle PI.com.

McDonald was convicted of Vehicular Homicide for driving under the influence of alcohol, running a red light and causing the car accident that killed Melissa and Brad Agerup and Hilda and Tom Woods. The two couples had been out to dinner to plan a birthday party when the car they were riding in was hit.

In Washington State the legal limit of intoxication is 0.08%. Vehicular Homicide can be charged if a person is killed in a car accident and the driver of an automobile was driving under the influence, driving recklessly or driving without regard to the safety of others.

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