Young Man Charged with DUI 2 Days after Graduation

Hajime NagahataA young Pennsylvania man has been charged with vehicular homicide while driving drunk. It happened just two days after his high school graduation. The accident resulted in the death of a female college student.

The suspected drunk driver, Ethan Kenney, 19, faces a preliminary hearing Friday on 13 total counts stemming after an accident that killed 19-year-old Catherine Healy. Healy was attending Penn State-Behrend and was the only passenger when Kenney’s pickup crashed about 4:00 a.m. in June 9th.

Samuel Davis, Kenney’s attorney, called the crash “a terrible tragedy” and Healy’s death the most significant part of the case. Still, he’s hoping the charge of vehicular homicide while driving drunk can be dismissed because it carries a mandatory 3 – 6 year prison sentence.

At the Law Offices of Steven E. Kellis, we specialize in defending those who are accused of underage or DUI drinking.  If you or someone you love faces a DUI or an underage drinking charge, depending on the circumstances surrounding an underage drinking charge, it is possible to have charges dropped or even dismissed. Steven E. Kellis is knowledgeable in ways that young people can avoid a conviction that can impinge on school and job opportunities later in life.

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