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Pasadena Man Previously Convicted of Eight DUI’s Receives Maximum Sentence After Causing Serious Crash, Leaving Victim Permanently Disabled

Anne Arundel County State’s Attorney Anne Colt Leitess announced that Todd Allen Beeker, 58, of Pasadena was sentenced to 10 years prison in a non-fatal collision that left the victim, Mr. Bennett Kriewald, 29, permanently disabled. This charge runs consecutive to another 10 year sentence imposed in St. Mary’s County for Driving While Under the Influence of Alcohol (DUI). This is the first time a defendant has received the maximum sentence of 10 years in Anne Arundel County under the updated Maryland Transportation Code 21-902(i) DUI statute which increased the penalty for drunk drivers with more than three prior convictions from three to ten years in prison. The change to the penalty took effect on October 1, 2019 throughout the state. “A young man’s life is forever altered because of the defendant’s reckless and selfish decision to drive while intoxicated,” said State’s Attorney Anne Colt Leitess. “Mr. Kriewald is now forced to live with permanent physical injuries, and the anguish and extreme financial stress that have followed. I know this verdict cannot make whole everything that Mr. Kriewald lost but I hope it does provide him and his family with a sense of peace in knowing that the defendant is […]

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