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Man sentenced to 22 years for deadly DUI crash

By: Brittany Pelletz Email
By: Brittany Pelletz Email

It's been two year since the deadly crash on New Circle Road that claimed the life of forty-year-old, Connie Layne.

In a Fayette County Courtroom today, Adam Leake admitted that he was guilty of driving drunk and killing Layne.

The crash happened on January 19th, 2010.

According to Lexington Police, Leake crashed head-on into Connie Layne's vehicle, while driving the wrong way on New Circle Road near Tates Creek Road.

Police charged Leake with murder, assault, DUI, and wanton endangerment. At the time of the deadly crash he pleaded not guilty.

After the murder charge was lowered to manslaughter in court today, Leake admitted that he was guilty, "With no intent to cause harm, I drove drunk, at a high rate of speed on a limited one-way access highway in which caused the death of Connie Layne."

In a hand written letter by Leake, he accepts responsibility for his actions and writes "he is reminded of the car wreck and Mrs. Layne every day." He goes onto say, "That is almost like an obsession a very hurtful and shocking obsession."

He also writes, "I have hoped for such a plea bargain."

Today it was granted by a judge. Leake received a 22 year sentenced and will get credit for time served. He has been in jail for the past two years.

Family members of Adam Leake were inside the courtroom today, they declined to make any comment after the sentencing. There was no one in the court representing the victim.

Police say that Adam Leake also injured two other people while driving drunk that night in January of 2010.


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