PENSACOLA (CBSMiami/AP) — A Florida man is facing serious jail time after getting behind the wheel while intoxicated.READ MORE: Florida Jobless Claims Remain Steady
58-year-old Eric Watt has pleaded guilty to a drunken driving crash that injured eight Navy sailors.
News outlets reported this week that Watt has pleaded guilty to two counts of DUI with serious bodily injury and two counts of DUI damage to property or person. He faces up to five years in prison at his April 30 sentencing.READ MORE: Top US Envoy To Haiti, Ambassador Daniel Foote Resigns Over 'Inhumane' Migrant Expulsions
Authorities say Watt drifted off a Pensacola-area street in April 2017 and hit a group of servicemen from Naval Air Station Pensacola. Six of them were seriously injured.
Several hours after the crash, Watt’s blood-alcohol content was recorded at 0.088 percent and 0.093 percent. Florida law considers a driver impaired at 0.08 percent.MORE NEWS: South Florida Teachers Upset Over State's New COVID Quarantine Rules
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