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Chattanooga Man Charged With Vehicular Homicide Pleads Guilty To DUI

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RED BANK (WRCB) -  A Chattanooga man charged with vehicular homicide in September, pleads guilty to a prior DUI.

Twenty six year old Demario Goodwin pleaded guilty to DUI in Red Bank City Court Tuesday.

Goodwin was arrested and charged with DUI on Dayton Boulevard in May.  It was just four months before he was arrested and charged with vehicular homicide in  a crash on Hixson Pike September 25th.

Investigators say Goodwin crossed the center line and caused a crash that killed 51 year old Perry Maddux on Hixson Pike. 

Tuesday, Goodwin, said little in court, other than to affirm he was pleading guilty to the May DUI.

Judge Johnny Houston sentenced him to 11 months, 29 days suspended after 30 days of serving.  He tacked on a 465 dollar fine, DUI school, one year without a license and 3 days of public work. 

We did some digging and found that has a record with traffic offenses, both speeding charges and suspended license.  Goodwin will be in court in Hamilton County Tuesday morning  to face the vehicular manslaughter charge.

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