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Jacksonville man convicted in DWI crash that killed his girlfriend


JACKSONVILLE, NC (AP) -- A Jacksonville man has been convicted in a wreck that killed his girlfriend.

The Daily News of Jacksonville reported that 41-year-old Michael Eugene Kincaid was convicted Thursday of felony death by motor vehicle, driving while impaired and careless and reckless driving.

Judge W. Allen Cobb sentenced Kincaid to 20 to 36 months in prison.

Police say Kincaid was driving in Jacksonville with Terri Denise Padgett when they crashed on April 1, 2012. Both were thrown from the vehicle and Padgett died at the scene.

Prosecutors said Kincaid's blood alcohol level was 0.16, twice the legal limit in North Carolina.

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drunk driver

Good! A couple years in prison should dry this drunk out! Dead is dead and the people who lost their daughter because of his irresponsible, drunken actions will suffer a lifetime. he came off to easy with only 2 years of prison.
People who murder our loved ones through drunk driving should be sentenced the same as one who murders through shooting etc. Being a drunk shouldn't be allowed as an excuse for lesser sentence.

I agree completely. Being

I agree completely. Being drunk should not be a viable defense. Before he took that first drink, he knew he would be getting behind the wheel. North Carolina does need stiffer penalties for those who drive while impaired.