Driver Pleads Guilty to Automobile Homicide

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Alvin Clint Carter appeared before Judge Douglas B. Thomas Monday morning to face charges against him from a July 7, 2013 car accident, which claimed the life of a Price woman.

Carter, 27, was charged with automobile homicide negligence by DUI, a third degree felony, driving on revocation and failure to maintain control on a canyon road, both misdemeanors. The defendant pleaded guilty to automobile homicide, and in return, the misdemeanor charges were dropped.

The felony charge carries a maximum sentence of 0-5 years in prison and a $5,000 fine.

Carbon County District Attorney Gene Strate recommended Carter serve one year in jail plus probation for his guilty plea.

“The victim’s family has been involved throughout this process and will want to speak at sentencing,” Strate advised.

Judge Thomas scheduled the sentencing hearing for April 14 and ordered a pre-sentence investigation.

In a negligence report written by Carter and presented to the judge during Monday’s arraignment hearing, he explained that he was driving a vehicle near Scofield on July 7 when a tire ran off the pavement, forcing him to lose control of the vehicle. The truck then rolled injuring Carter, a male passenger and fatally injuring Brooke Tomadakis, 22, of Price.

Immediately following the accident, Carter’s blood alcohol level measured .08 percent or greater leading to the felony charge.

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