Alexis Fitzgerald Wynn, of Monroe, will get 10 years in prison, plus an additional 20 years on probation for a DUI-related wreck that killed another man last year.
On Sept. 15, Richard Schmidt, 60, was taking his 18-year-old son Kevin Buice from work. They were heading north on Georgia 11 when a 2006 Chevy Tahoe driven by Alexis Fitzgerald Wynn, 32, swerved into their lane.
The cars collided head-on. Schmidt was killed and Buice suffered two broken femurs and a broken rib, among other injuries.
Wynn’s blood alcohol content tested at .127%, well above the legal limit of 0.08. He was on probation for driving under the influence at the time of the wreck, and had been arrested for another DUI several years before.
Wynn was arrested after an investigation and booked into the Walton County Jail on Jan. 19.
On July 9, Wynn pleaded guilty to vehicular homicide, serious injury by vehicle, DUI, reckless driving, driving with a suspended license, failure to maintain lane and open container.
Judge Ken Wynne sentenced Wynn on July 30. He will not be eligible for parole during his 10 years in prison.
Buice's girlfriend Larissa Bassett started a GoFundMe to help with some of the medical costs of his recovery. Contribute here.