Clearwater man gets 15 years for DUI manslaughter


Published: Wednesday, January 13, 2010 at 9:14 a.m.
Last Modified: Wednesday, January 13, 2010 at 9:14 a.m.

CLEARWATER, Fla. — A Clearwater man has been sentenced to 15 years for driving drunk and killing an old man who was crossing the street on a mobility scooter.

A Pinellas County judge sentenced 61-year-old Angus T. Davis III on Tuesday morning after he pleaded guilty to DUI manslaughter.

Authorities say 84-year-old Jack Schaffer, a decorated World War II Army veteran who participated in the invasion of Normandy, was crossing a Clearwater street in December 2007 when Davis crashed into the man's scooter.

After the crash, Davis' blood-alcohol level was recorded to be 0.348 percent. State law considers a person impaired at 0.08.

Davis also had a 1992 DUI conviction.

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