Driver with BAC of .147 Sentenced to 41 Months For Fatal St. Louis County Crash

Driver with BAC of .147 Sentenced to 41 Months For Fatal St. Louis County Crash Photo: KSTP

February 08, 2018 04:37 PM

A driver who had a blood alcohol concentration level of .147 in a crash that killed one person and injured three others in St. Louis County in May of 2017 will serve 41 months in prison.

Austin Darrell Hilden, 19, pleaded guilty to criminal vehicular homicide and criminal vehicular operation. He was sentenced Thursday.

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The single-car crash happened on Rice Lake Road near Duluth and killed 19-year-old Axton Dylan Whitfield.

An assistant attorney with the county said at the sentencing: “Dylan Whitfield was, by all accounts, a bright and thoughtful young man with many people that loved him dearly. Dylan’s family and friends have been devastated by his death. One can only hope that this case will help others to think twice before driving after drinking. I hope that all affected by this tragedy can find peace and healing in the future.”

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