KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A drunken driver linked to the deaths of two pedestrians when parts from his car were found near their bodies has avoided a lengthy prison term because the city sold key evidence — his car — for scrap.
Scott A. Weber, 25, of Independence, was sentenced Tuesday to 120 days of prison substance-abuse treatment and three years' probation.
Prosecutors agreed to the light sentence when they learned Weber's car, seized after the deaths, was sold to a salvager two months after the September 2004 accident and destroyed.
The car was critical to the case because no witnesses could identify Weber as the driver, prosecutor Teresa Moore said.