Mason man sentenced after drunk driving accident kills his passenger

Michael Tucker, Source: Warren County Jail
Michael Tucker, Source: Warren County Jail

MASON, OH (FOX19) - A Mason man has been sentenced for aggravated vehicular homicide, which is a first degree felony, for driving under the influence of alcohol and cocaine when he was in an accident that killed his passenger.

The accident happened October 1st, 2010 in Turtlecreek Township. Michael Tucker, 45, of Mason pleaded guilty Tuesday and was sentenced on one count of Aggravated Vehicular Homicide, a felony of the first degree. Judge Neal Bronson sentenced Tucker to serve four years in prison (mandatory) and imposed a lifetime driver's license suspension.

Tucker was driving a vehicle with Leonard Anderson in the passenger seat. Tucker lost control of his motor vehicle on Brewer Road and crashed into a cement culvert. Anderson was pronounced dead at the scene.

Tucker's blood alcohol test results were .105. Tucker's blood also tested positive for cocaine. Tucker was operating his vehicle while under multiple driver's license suspensions.

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