A 24-year-old Boise man pleaded guilty Monday to felony vehicular manslaughter and aggravated driving under the influence in a one-vehicle crash on March 17 that killed Jacob Cecil.
Austin Campbell had a reported blood alcohol level of 0.211 at the time of the crash, according to the Ada County Prosecutor’s Office. The legal limit to drive is 0.08.
The crash occurred near Fairview Avenue and Bluff Street. Prosecutors previously said the vehicle traveled across an on-ramp, rolled on Fairview, and then went across Bluff Street and across a sidewalk, where it ran into a utility poll.
Campbell was reportedly driving friends home from a bar and lost control of his vehicle while trying to exit the Connector. Cecil, 25, was killed in the crash. Two other passengers suffered major injuries and a fourth passenger also suffered injuries.
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Prosecutors agreed to recommend that Campbell serve 15 years in prison, with six of those years being fixed.
Campbell’s second aggravated driving under the influence charge will be dismissed, pursuant to the plea agreement. The defense is free to argue for a lesser penalty.
Sentencing is set for 9:30 a.m. Aug. 25.