MEDFORD, Ore. — A Grants Pass man charged with killing an emergency dispatcher in a wrong-way collision on Interstate 5 while he was intoxicated has been sentenced to nearly 12 years in prison.
The Mail Tribune reports (http://bit.ly/2cEyqU4 ) that 45-year-old Richard Webster Scott was sentenced Wednesday after a jury found him guilty of manslaughter in the 2014 crash.
Authorities say Scott struck Karen Greenstein head-on after driving on the wrong side of the highway, killing the 58-year-old woman who had been a longtime dispatcher for Emergency Communications of Southern Oregon.
Prosecutors say Scott’s blood alcohol level was nearly three times the legal limit after the crash.
Scott apologized in court Wednesday and said he “will never drink again.”
Scott has five previous drunken-driving convictions.
Information from: Mail Tribune, http://www.mailtribune.com/