A 24-yr-previous man pleaded no contest to a pair of felonies Friday for driving drunk and inflicting a crash close to Marina del Rey that killed a Georgia firefighter on trip with a few of his colleagues.
Benjamin Albert Seider was instantly sentenced to seven years and 4 months in jail.
Seider pleaded no contest to gross vehicular manslaughter and DUI inflicting damage, in line with Deputy District Lawyer Eva Jabber Stodel.
Seider had been free on bond, however was taken into custody after getting into his plea and being sentenced.
Stodel stated Seider’s blood-alcohol content material was measured at zero.098 two- and- a-half hours after the April 10 crash at Ocean Avenue and Washington Boulevard that killed Ron Herens, 23, of Powder Springs, Georgia. Herens died on the scene.
He was on trip with 4 fellow Marietta, Georgia, firefighters and was in a automotive with two of them when their car was T-boned in an intersection. The opposite firefighters suffered numerous accidents, with one having damaged ribs and the opposite a concussion and damaged nostril. A pair in a 3rd automotive concerned within the collision escaped damage.
Marietta Hearth Chief Jackie Gibbs stated Seider’s automotive ran a pink mild and slammed into Herens’ car.