Drunk driver gets 5 years for fatal crash

June 5, 2008 11:00:33 AM PDT
In a south jersey courtroom, a convicted drunk driver was sentenced to more than 5 years in prison this morning.

Ian Smith of Mount Laurel was behind the wheel of a car crash that killed a teenager last year. Smith ran a stop sign and hit a car driven by 19 year old Kevin Ade of Galloway Township.

This morning in court, Smith tearfully apologized to the victim's family saying, "I'm sorry. I can't think of any other way to say it. I'm sorry to my family as well."

Police said that Smith had gotten drunk at a party, then got up the next morning, still intoxicated, and tried to drive.

This past April he pled guilty to vehicular homicide, driving while intoxicated and other offenses. The sentence for Smith is 5-and-a-half years.