OMAHA, NE – An Omaha man was sentenced to prison on Friday for causing a fatal drunk driving accident on July 9, 2021, reports KETV.
This is an update to a previous story.
Douglas County Judge Horacio Wheelock handed down a sentence of 16-20 years for 28-year-old John Caillau, who will have to serve half the sentence under state law. His driver’s license was revoked for 15 years.
Caillau was driving a Chevy Equinox when he sideswiped a Toyota Camry at the intersection of West Dodge Street and North 90th Road at about 4 a.m. The Toyota slid on its roof before crashing into a bus stop. The driver, 63-year-old James Yungbluth of Waterloo, Nebraska, was pronounced dead at the scene.
According to the prosecution, Caillau was driving 106 miles an hour at the time of the wreck. His blood-alcohol level was measured at .412, five times over the legal limit.
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