Man receives 15 years in deadly DUI crash

2013-02-26T00:00:00Z 2013-02-26T09:04:29Z Man receives 15 years in deadly DUI crashKim Smith Arizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star
February 26, 2013 12:00 am  • 

A Tucson driver who killed his passenger and injured another woman in a fatal alcohol-related crash was sentenced to 15 years in prison Monday.

Daniel Douriet, 42, pleaded guilty to manslaughter and aggravated assault in December and was facing between seven and 36 years in prison.

In the January 2012 incident, Douriet lost control of his 2008 Dodge Charger while driving north on East Benson Highway near East Irvington Road, investigators determined. He hit a road sign, light pole and wire fence before veering back into oncoming traffic, slamming into a 2007 Nissan Altima.

Douriet's passenger, Elizabeth G. Acuña, 48, was killed, and the 26-year-old woman driving the Altima suffered serious injuries.

Douriet sustained head injuries and spent several days in a hospital. He was sentenced by Judge Christopher Browning of Pima County Superior Court.


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