FOND DU LAC COUNTY (NBC 26) — A Theresa man has been sentenced to eight years in prison for a drunk driving crash that hit an ambulance and killed a passenger.
David G. Worley was sentenced to eight years of initial confinement and seven years of extended supervision on Thursday morning, according to a press release from Fond du Lac County District Attorney Eric J. Toney.
Worley ran a red light and struck an ambulance transporting a patient on Sept. 15, 2020, according to police. Worley's 21-year-old passenger died in the crash.
A blood test taken after the crash showed Worley had a prohibited blood alcohol concentration of .213, according to Toney.
"This is another tragic loss of life that should have never happened," Toney stated in a news release. "It was caused by the defendant's decision to drink and get behind the wheel of a vehicle. Families and friends of the victim have had their lives forever altered and this sentence will not undo the pain they have suffered and will continue to experience. I pray this tragedy acts as a warning to others and causes them to make the right decision to save a life by not drinking and driving."