Tuesday, January 11, 2011
DALLAS -- Brock Britt, the Salem man charged with multiple crimes, including manslaughter, in a car accident that killed a Dallas woman last June will serve more than 10 years in prison.
On June 6, 2010, Britt's Isuzu Trooper drifted across the Highway 223 center line while traveling west near Rickreall Road and struck Lisa Koloen's SUV, killing her.
Oregon State Police charged Britt, 24, on June 12 with crimes stemming from the accident. OSP arrested Britt on an unrelated warrant on June 8 and the charges were added while he was in custody in Polk County Jail.
Britt was scheduled to stand trial beginning Tuesday, Jan. 11, but he entered guilty pleas to six of the nine charges he faced before the trial began.
Britt pled guilty to first-degree manslaughter, two counts of possession of a controlled substance and two counts of driving under the influence of intoxicants, and reckless driving, according to a court spokeswoman.
Polk County Circuit Court Judge William Horner sentenced Britt on Thursday, Jan. 6.
Britt was sentenced to 10 years in prison on the manslaughter charge, six months on the felony charge of unlawful possession of a controlled substance -- Methadone, and 60 days on one of the driving under the influence charges.
Britt received a year in prison on each of the remaining three counts: a misdemeanor charge of unlawful possession of Carisoprodol, or Soma, the second DUII and a reckless driving charge. Sentences for those crimes will run concurrently with the 10 years and eight months he received on the other three charges.
Horner also ordered Britt to undergo substance abuse treatment and revoked Britt's driver's license for life. Once released, Britt will be under post-prison supervision for three years.
The remaining charges of second-degree manslaughter, criminally negligent homicide and second-degree criminal mischief were dismissed.