Lawyer with 4 Prior DUI Arrests Gets 25 Years in Fatal Drunken-Driving Crash
An Atlanta lawyer with a history of alcohol problems and bipolar disorder admittedly had no business getting behind the wheel on Oct. 1, 2006.
But Antonio Tolliver did, on his way home from a Falcon football game at which he’d had quite a bit to drink. His blood-alcohol level was twice the legal limit when he allegedly ran a red light and struck a cab in Atlanta, killing a woman and critically injuring two other passengers, according to prosecutors.
Today Tolliver, 40, pleaded guilty in the Fulton County vehicular homicide case and apologized. He was sentenced to a 25-year prison term, reports the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
Arrested four times previously for driving under the influence, he had been ordered not to drive as a condition of probation in an earlier DUI case.
Another Journal-Constitution article written before Tolliver’s plea provides additional details.
It says the state recommended a 20-year term. However, the mother of Shannon Brown, a 31-year-old military veteran and mom of two children, asked the judge to throw the book at Tolliver, saying that her child had come home in a box.