Drunk Driver Who Confessed On YouTube Sentenced

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

A judge has sentenced an Ohio man to six and a half years in prison for causing a fatal wrong-way crash after a night of heavy drinking, which the man confessed to on YouTube.

Franklin County Judge David Fais sentenced 22-year-old Matthew Cordle to six years for aggravated vehicular homicide and six months for driving under the influence of alcohol. He also revoked his driving privileges for life as required by state law.

Cordle had faced up to eight and a half years for killing Vincent Canzani in a June 22 crash. He had been on his way home after a night of drinking at bars near downtown Columbus.

Cordle confessed to the crime and promised to plead guilty in a YouTube video he posted September 3 that has been viewed more than 2.3 million times.

Prior to hearing his sentence, Cordle told the judge, "Whatever my sentence may be, there's no fair sentence when it comes to the loss of a life."

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