After the DUI death resulting plea of Corey Johnston today before Superior Court Justice Netti C. Vogel, Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin reminded the public about the tragic consequences of drinking and driving.
"The criminal and reckless actions of this defendant, when he chose to get behind the wheel of a vehicle under the influence of alcohol, led to him striking and killing an innocent victim. The death of Domenic Izzi was completely avoidable, and had it not been for the actions of Corey Johnston, he would still be alive today. Let this case be a solemn reminder every day, but particularly as we head into a holiday weekend, of the all too often tragic consequences of drinking and driving," said Attorney General Kilmartin.
Corey Johnston (age 25), of Providence, was sentenced to 15 years, with seven to serve, for the charges of DUI death resulting, driving to endanger death resulting and leaving the scene of an accident with property damage. Of the seven years to serve, Justice Vogel ordered four to be served at the ACI and three on home confinement. In addition, Justice Vogel ordered Johnston to a five year loss of license and a $5,000 fine.
At approximately 2 a.m. on March 18, 2012, Johnston was driving the wrong way on Rt. 95 North in Providence when he struck two vehicles, killing the driver of one of the vehicles, 40-year-old Domenic Izzi of Providence. The driver of the other vehicle did not sustain any injuries. The Rhode Island State Police handled the investigation.
Assistant Attorney General Jay Sullivan handled the case for the Office of Attorney General.