Created on Thursday, 07 February 2013 Written by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
DELAWARE, Ohio (AP) — A central Ohio man with six previous drunken-driving convictions has been found guilty of a seventh. This time, authorities say he caused a crash that killed a woman.
The Columbus Dispatch reports that 45-year-old Marc Kraft was found guilty Wednesday of eight counts related to the fatal November crash. He could face as much as 28 years in prison when he's sentenced Friday.
Police said Kraft's blood alcohol level was nearly three times the legal limit when he slammed his pickup truck into the back of a Subaru stopped an at intersection in Delaware, near Columbus.
Thirty-six-year-old Heidi Hecker was killed, and her 10-month-old daughter and boyfriend were injured.
Kraft had not had a valid license since 1992, and has six previous drunken-driving convictions in Pennsylvania.