TAMPA, Fla. – A Lakeland man convicted of five counts of DUI manslaughter for a crash that killed four relatives of a bride-to-be on the eve of her wedding has been sentenced to 25 years in prison.
A judge handed down 38-year-old Kenneth Delmar Stewart's sentence Friday. He pleaded guilty last month as part of a negotiated agreement.
Stewart was driving a sport utility vehicle in Brandon in April 2006 when he crashed into a carload of the bride's relatives, including her mother. The driver and three passengers died in the crash and a fifth person died later at the hospital.
Stewart's blood-alcohol level at the time of the crash was 0.12. State law considers a person too impaired to drive at 0.08.