Father and Son in Central Ohio Charged In Teen’s DUI Death

Posted on November 19, 2013

DUBLIN, Ohio – A father and son in central Ohio are facing misdemeanor charges of permitting an 18-year-old to consume alcohol at their house before he got involved in an accident and died.

Under the city’s “social-host ordinance”, Brian and Cameron Willms both were charged. The first-degree misdemeanor carries a jail term of up to one hundred and eighty days.

Willms’ told police that the father didn’t know the son’s underage friends were drinking in the basement that night.

On 3rd of August, 18-year-old Stephen Romanelli drove away from the Willms’ home in the Columbus suburb of Dublin and died when his car struck a tree, the Columbus Dispatch reported. He was driving his vehicle at high speed and his BAC level content was more than twice the legal limit of driving.

News Source: www.Chronicle.NorthCoastNow.com

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