DUI suspect implicated in pedestrian death to serve 100 days in - KOTA Territory News

DUI suspect implicated in pedestrian death to serve 100 days in jail


A Rapid City man who was driving drunk when he hit and killed a man last year, is sentenced to serve less than a year in jail.
Kenneth Williams, 58, is accused of killing Terry Brown, 51, after hitting him while driving drunk in December.

He pled no contest to DUI second offense, after prosecutors dropped a second degree manslaughter charge this summer because witnesses on the scene couldn't say without a doubt that the accident was Williams' fault. 

He was given a 360 day sentence with all but 100 days to be suspended.
During the sentencing, the Brown's sister accused Williams of being an alcoholic who "mowed" down her brother as he was crossing the street. Brown's sister said Terry had tried to run out of the path of the car, but was unable to avoid being hit.

Williams, a Kmart employee, apologized to the family and Judge Craig Pfiefle before his sentence was pronounced.

Williams will also lose his driving privileges for one year, serve one year on probation after his release and be eligible for work release.

The Brown family is pursing a civil action case against Williams.

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