Tuesday, 02 October 2018 09:19

Motorist Pleads Guilty to Vehicular Homicide Involving Alcohol

Oct. 2, 2018 – A motorist charged in a drunken-driving crash that killed a 56-year-old pedestrian in 2015 pled guilty as charged Monday in Criminal Court, said Shelby County Dist. Atty. Gen. Amy Weirich.
Defendant Andre Hill, 50, pled guilty vehicular homicide involving alcohol and was sentenced to eight years’ probation by Judge James Lammey Jr. Hill, who also was fined $1,000, had been wearing an alcohol-monitoring device for three years without any new violations, the judge noted in granting the defendant’s request for probation.
Investigators said the victim, Michael Yarbrough, was run over and killed as he tried to cross Highland near Faxon around 7:45 p.m. on Nov. 12, 2015. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
Hill’s BAC was measured at .176, more than twice the limit for intoxication. The victim also was intoxicated, investigators said.
The case was handled by Asst. Dist. Attys. Sam Winnig and Ryan Thompson. Winnig is with the DA’s DUI Prosecution Unit whose members work with local law enforcement seeking to reduce the number of DUI-related fatalities and injuries.
The DUI Prosecution Unit also conducts training sessions to update law enforcement officers on changes in traffic and DUI laws.