Blaylock reached a plea agreement that will reduce a 15-year sentence down to three years for killing a mother of 5 in car accident.
Blaylock who wasn’t drunk at the time, but had been told not to drive because of seizures he had from years of alcoholism.
Here are the details of the deal via AJC.
That plea came on the day jury selection was to start, attorney Amanda Palmer told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. The negotiated deal, seven years in prison and eight on probation, allows for Blaylock’s prison sentence to be suspended after three years. The conditions for the suspension include 1,500 hours of community service and treatment for alcoholism, including twice weekly Alcoholic Anonymous meetings. Additionally, he cannot drive until his probation is completed, Palmer said.
“He has admitted he has a problem with alcohol and he is getting treatment for that,” she said.
The toxicology screens showed no alcohol in Blaylock’s system at the time of the crash, Palmer said. The reckless driving, vehicular homicide charges arose because doctors had told him not to drive because he was prone to seizures attributed to alcoholism, she said. Blaylock was arrested on a DUI charge one month before the crash. He had “several past DUI convictions,” Palmer said.