John Bishop is a 37-year-old man from Salt Lake City, Utah, who will spend the next 25 years of his life in prison for his role as driver in a crash that took place on April Fool’s Day of last year. The accident killed a 26-year-old passenger in the car at the time, and injured two others who were in the SUV that Bishop crashed into. According to news reports, Bishop was driving drunk at the time of the accident that occurred in April 2009. He was driving his BMW at speeds exceeding 100 miles per hour on Interstate 80 in Utah when he rear-ended an SUV. The accident caused Bishop’s car to flip over and catch fire. His passenger was ejected from the backseat of the car, and the crash sent the SUV spinning out of control.
Bishop ultimately pled guilty to one count of second-degree felony automobile homicide and two third-degree felony counts of driving under the influence. In addition to the DUI charges, Bishop is facing additional troubles in terms of a wrongful death lawsuit filed against him by the family of the passenger who was killed in the accident.
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