JEFFERSON COUNTY - by Scott Lawrence/KFDM News - A teenager has pleaded guilty to charges linked to a fatal collision last year in Groves, according to information Jefferson County Assistant District Attorney Clint Woods provided to KFDM News.
Tyler Ramirez, 18, pleaded guilty in Judge Layne Walker's court to Intoxication Manslaughter and Intoxication Assault. Ramirez is charged with driving drunk April 25, 2011 and crashing into Jesse Sawyer and Matthew English on Cleveland Avenue in Groves. Sawyer, 16, died. English was critically hurt. One was on a bicycle and the other was riding a skateboard.
Assistant D.A. Woods told KFDM News the plea agreement calls for Ramirez to get 10 years probation on each charge.
If he violates the terms of the sentence he would face up to 20 years for the death of Sawyer and up to 10 years for the collision with English.
Judge Walker will sentence Ramirez August 27.
Teen pleads guilty in Groves fatal collision
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