A Verona man has been sentenced to three and a half years in prison for causing the death of a friend in a drunk driving crash.
36-year old Chad Spurley held back tears, saying he was ashamed for driving his SUV into a tree just over a year ago. Spurley was drinking and celebrating with co-workers that night.
The crash killed 36-year old Davi Dohm, a passenger in the SUV.
Spurley’s blood alcohol level at the time was .23, almost three times the legal limit for drunk driving.
A Dane County judge said Spurley’s "outrageous behavior" led to the crash, including a stretch in which the defendant drove 89 M.P.H. in a 45 M.P.H zone.