Drunk driver sentenced to 3 years in injury crash

A Mishawaka man, who pleaded guilty to driving drunk and injuring three people in a March accident, was sentenced to three years executed in the Departmnet of Corrections on Wednesday.

Twenty-one-year-old Joseph Wukotich was charged with two counts of causing serious injury while driving drunk, both felonies.

He hit one car and that car rear-ended another at the intersection of Jefferson and Logan in Mishawaka.

The crash sent three people to the hospital.

The possible penalty for a class D felonny is between six months and three years. Wukotich plead guilty to two counts.

Wukotich also faces separate aggravated assault charges in connection to a stabbing this spring.


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