Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Sahan Charged With OUI Leading To Friends Homicide

Ihor M. Sahan

OUI teenage driver facing up to 15 years in prison for friend's homicide.

By H. Nelson Goodson
November 7, 2012

Waukesha, WI - Ihor M. Sahan, 18, of St. Francis was charged with OUI driving, including one felony count of vehicular homicide while intoxicated and two misdemeanor counts of causing injury by intoxicated used of a vehicle. Sahan on early November 1st was driving eastbound on I-94 in Brookfield when he crashed into a Waukesha County Sheriff's squad on the freeway. His friend, Ryan Petri, 17, died of massive brain trauma, according to the Waukesha County Medical Examiner. 
Petri apparently was not wearing his seat belt when Sahan crashed and rear ended the squad. Two deputies were also injured and both suffered injuries to their head, back and neck, but survived.
Sahan's vehicle burst into flames on impact. The deputies were able to remove both Sahan and Petri from the vehicle. Petri was unresponsive and was taken to a hospital where he died.
Sahan told authorities that he and Petri had attended a Madison concert and had drank vodka. He was taking Petri home when the crash took place.
Sahan's blood alcohol concentration was .135 percent, according to the criminal complaint. If convicted, Sahan is facing up to 15 years in prison. A $100,000 cash bond was set for Sahan.

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