Windshield Driver Sentenced in Green Bay

A drunken driver apologized at his sentencing in Green Bay today for running down two pedestrians with his car and driving home with one of them pierced through his windshield.

Forty-two-year-old Steven Warrichaiet of Green Bay was sentenced to 15 years in prison on charges in the accident the night of July 8th.

Authorities say he struck 50-year-old Tyrone Ware and 42-year-old Joann Carroll-Hildahl and then continued more than a mile to his home with Ware stuck in the windshield.

He parked in the garage, called his sister and fell asleep on the couch, then awoke six hours later, discovered Ware's body and called 911.

Carroll-Hildahl was left lying on the pavement after the accident. A relative of Ware says she is paralyzed and in a nursing home.

Warrichaiet pleaded no contest in December to charges of homicide by intoxicated use of a motor vehicle, hit and run resulting in death, injury by intoxicated use of a motor vehicle and hit and run causing great bodily harm.


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