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Man convicted of killing passenger in drunken driving crash faces another DUI

Post by Stacia Glenn / The News Tribune on Aug. 14, 2012 at 8:12 am with 6 Comments »
August 14, 2012 8:12 am

A man who killed a passenger 11 years ago while driving drunk has racked up his second DUI since then.

Steven Jay Wilson, 46, pleaded not guilty Monday to felony driving under the influence and second-degree driving on a suspended license.

He was convicted last year of felony driving under the influence. In 1991, he pleaded guilty to vehicular homicide after he crashed his Corvette into a tree in Pierce County, killing one of his passengers, Gretchen Wilson.

Court records do not indicate if they were related.

His latest charge stems from an incident Friday in the 5600 block of Pacific Avenue of Tacoma. Two officers noticed him driving erratically and pulled him over.

Wilson was visibly shaking and slurring so much that police had to ask him his name three times, according to charging documents.

He was also allegedly belligerent and yelling at the arresting officers.

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  1. stopcomplainin says:

    This is what happens when libtards get involved with law. He killed someone in a DUI crash, now, he is getting his second DUI. There should be no way that someone who is involved in a DUI related homicide should ever be allowed to driver again.

  2. Wrapper98439 says:

    We took away his license. What do you suggest we do? We can send him to jail again, but that doesn’t change what he already did. Just like a felon that is not allowed to have a gun. We can try to stop them, but it is after they have use an illegally obtained weapon that we usually catch them. Or we can issue a restraining order, but the paper does not stop a determined person. We can confiscate vehicles, but it costs more to deal with a $300 vehicle than the officials get back at auction.

  3. MrCarleone says:

    Hugging the thugs, the punks, and the drunks in Washington State, continues !

  4. prairiegirl says:

    How does ‘libtards’ have anything to do with this mans choice to drive drunk? Do you go through life always blaming others? Is is Safeways fault someone is fat? I agree he should have spent time in jail for killing someone ELEVEN YEARS ago. And maybe he did, the story doesn’t say. Your opening statement baffles me.

  5. In some ancient Polynesian cultures, there was a secret society of kahunas who would take upon themselves the responsibility of “culling” those portions of society that were deemed unfit, either for mental, emotional or physical reasons, to continue to be part of the society. Under cover of night, these practioniers of a traditional if brutal headlock, would snap the necks of those chosen unfit. Not sure what reminded me of that bit of history….likely this guy is an alcoholic who will not change his behaviors.

  6. franktheliberal says:
    TRIPLES sentencing guidelines for vehicular homicide.
    Increases penalty for DUI with a minor child in the vehicle. Adds one year IF minor child in vehicle when driver commits vehicular homicide.
    Omnibus DUI bill

    There ARE things happening in Olympia to hold drunks accountable. Not fast enough, certainly not enough. But they are doing SOMEthing.

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