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DWI Accident Offender Ordered to Wear Sign at Collision Site

A judge in Texas agreed to a request from the mother of a young man killed in a drunk driving accident. After serving a short prison term, the guilty party has been ordered to wear a sign around his neck. The mother hopes that this act will help bring awareness to the dangers of drunk driving and how it can take lives. M.G., 39, spent three months behind bars for taking the life of 20-year-old A.C.P. in Texas. Last year he was driving while impaired (DWI) and went through a red light. He crashed into a vehicle driven by the victim, killing A.C.P. immediately. After pleading guilty to a reduced charge, M.G. was sentenced to three months in jail and two years of probation. The terms of his probation were unique in that the judge ordered him to wear a sign saying "I killed Aaron Coy Pennywell while driving drunk" for four consecutive Saturdays. He will also have to wear an ankle-monitoring device and display a picture of the victim in his home.

Starting next week, M.G. will have to return to the scene of the accident. He must remain there from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and wear the sign for all to see. The victim's mother has erected a memorial at the scene of the accident that will reinforce the message. If you have been arrested for DWI and you want to know what options you have to defend yourself, contact the Zendeh Del Law Firm, PLLC today and set up a time to have your case reviewed by an experienced Plano DWI lawyer from our office. We will evaluate your case and inform you of possible defense strategies.