Columbia, SC (WLTX) - A judge has sentenced a man to 15 years in prison for a drunk driving collision that severely injured a University of South Carolina law student.
Santos Pineda, 47, entered a guilty plea in a Richland County court Thursday, and was sentenced shortly afterward.
Back on September 8th of last year, Pineda was driving southbound in the northbound lanes of Interstate 77 in Richland County. His vehicle then collided with a car driven by Alan Martinez.
Investigators determined Pineda had been drinking.
Martinez was hospitalized for several months. He still is suffering from lingering injuries caused by the collision. Previous Coverage: Students Raise Money for Classmate in Need