Cops: Man's 6th DUI in 9 Years Proves Fatal

Newser - 02-21


David Strowhouer denied driving, admitted to wanting cocaine: cops. (Newser) – A Pennsylvania man faces a mandatory minimum sentence of seven years in prison under a new state law if convicted of what police say was his sixth DUI since 2010. But it's a situation where you think "seven years isn’t even enough, not by any stretch of the imagination," Delaware County District Attorney Katayoun Copeland tells the Philadelphia Inquirer. Police say 45-year-old Deana Eckman was killed and her husband seriously injured when David Strowhouer’s pickup truck swerved and hit their vehicle head-on in Upper Chichester around 9:20pm Saturday, the same day Strowhouer said he attended his mother's funeral. The 30-year-old allegedly left the scene before returning and claiming his cousin had been driving him in search of cocaine after being with family at a restaurant-bar, per an affidavit.