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Driver arrested after missing hearing for DUI crash that killed 5

A driver who allegedly killed five people in a DUI accident skipped his sentencing hearing, but the police have now found and arrested him. He was at a hotel in Maryland. The reason they knew his location was a tip they got after putting out wanted ads.


Police said they believe that he was going to try to flee from the state. However, they discovered him in a room at the hotel before he could do so.

When the man initially missed the hearing, the Prince George's County officials seemed to believe that he was supposed to be tracked with a GPS system. They said that someone must have helped him take it off. However, when his file was examined more closely, they said there was not an order saying he needed to use a GPS device.

They also said that it was an oversight or a mistake, though exactly at what level is unclear. The transcripts show that he was supposed to be tracked specifically so that he could not flee, but then the order was not added to his file.

The accident in question took the lives of two sisters, ages 32 and 34. Three more people were also killed: -- a 21-year-old man and two children. One was 13 years old and the other was just a year old. The two women left behind numerous children,

After a deadly accident, many lives can be changed forever. Family members who are left behind could be facing lost income, funeral costs, medical costs and more much. It's important for them to know if they have a right to compensation.

Source: NBC Washington, "'Captured!': DUI Driver Who Killed 5, Skipped Sentencing Hearing Arrested in Maryland," May 16, 2017

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