Paying the Price; DUI Manslaughter
Police say he was driving without a license, drunk, and at 9:20 in the morning last February 4th, David White, 50, killed a man.
It wasn't his first time drinking and driving.
Inside a Bradford County courtroom Monday afternoon, White pleaded "no contest" and entered into a plea bargain.
Jason Wisham, 29, an AT&T service technician, was working at a utility pole along State Road 100 in Bradford County on the morning of February 4th, 2011.
According to the FHP report, White, driving at least 75 mph, 50 above the speed limit, plowed into the back of Wisham's work van.
Wisham was killed instantly.
White's blood alcohol level was .153, nearly twice the legal limit.
"He really is, very sorrowful; there's just really no way to undo what's done," said Sylvia Allison, defendant's mother.
Wisham's family says Florida law is too lenient, especially for repeat offenders like White.
This was his fourth DUI conviction.
"When somebody is killed, it needs to be more than 15 years," said Josh Wisham, the victim's brother.
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