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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 |
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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