A 29-year-old Memphis man pled guilty Wednesday to a drunken-driving crash that killed another motorist on I-240 just south of Poplar Avenue in 2015, said Shelby County Dist. Atty. Gen. Amy Weirich.
Defendant Ramiro Junior was sentenced by Criminal Court Judge John Campbell to eight years in prison for vehicular homicide involving alcohol. Junior’s blood-alcohol content was .111.
Jose R. Jaimes, 24, was killed in the two-vehicle crash that occurred at 3:44 a.m. on Oct. 18, 2015.
Investigators said Junior was driving an SUV at high rate of speed westbound on I-240 when he lost control, spun into another lane and struck a sedan, injuring two occupants and killing Jaimes.
The case was handled by Asst. Dist. Atty. Sam Winnig of 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.