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2017-05-23 14:48

JUSTICE FOR DRUNK DRIVING: Jasen Randhawa was sentenced to 39 years in prison for killing three women in a drunk-driving crash. Image: YouTube

Milwaukee — A Wisconsin man who crashed into an Uber car, killing three Chicago women who were passengers and injuring the driver, has been sentenced to 39 years in prison.

Twenty-four-year-old Jasen Randhawa , of Mequon, received the punishment on Friday (May 19). He pleaded guilty in February to three counts of reckless homicide and one count of reckless injury.

Drunk driving

Authorities say he was speeding when he ran a red light and slammed into the Uber car in October 2016. He allegedly told a friend he was drunk, and turned himself in the next day.

READ: Drunk driving in SA - 'Harsh penalties unlikely to reduce number of incidents'

Thirty-year-old Ashley Sawatzke, 32-year-old Amy Taylor and 35-year-old Lindsey Cohen were killed in the crash. The three women lived in Chicago and were in Milwaukee for the weekend.

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