Anchorman Given Prison Time In DWI Death

A television news anchorman from Winston-Salem will spend the next 25 to 39 months in prison after pleaded guilty to charges he ran off a closed city street and killed a man after a night of drinking with friends.

26-year-old Casey Bokhoven died in the March 11th accident, not far from downtown Winston-Salem. Bokhoven was sitting on a door stoop when Carr's pickup truck ran up onto a sidewalk and ran over him.

Police said the street was barricaded off that night because of construction.

Carr, who was morning anchor for NBC affiliate WXII, pleaded guilty to driving while impaired, felony death by motor vehicle, and felony serious injury by vehicle.

After a day long hearing, a judge from Wilmington sentenced Carr to 25 to 39 months in prison, plus fining him $10,000.

Carr, and three bars that served him alcohol, also face a wrongful death lawsuit filed by Bokhoven's father.


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