Cyclist Fatality: Emily Hagan, Suspect in U. City Drunk Driving Crash, Sentenced to Three Years

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Emily Hagan
One year after killing a cyclist in a drunk-driving crash, Emily Hagan, a 31-year-old Kirkwood resident, has been sentenced to three years in prison.

After the crash in University City in February of last year, Hagan was charged with first-degree involuntary manslaughter and misdemeanor driving while intoxicated; the collision on Delmar Boulevard claimed the life of Samuel Scott, 19, who was only a block away from his home when he was struck. He died in the hospital the next day. Officials said that Hagan had a blood alcohol content of 0.262 -- more than three times the legal limit.

The sentence last week, however, was part of a plea deal, which reduced the charges for Hagan.

Hagan was sentenced for involuntary manslaughter, but as part of the plea deal, a St. Louis County Circuit Court judge lowered it from a Class B to Class C felony, which has a shorter sentencing range.

Additionally, as the Post-Dispatch reports, the deal removed the DWI charge.

She will be eligible for parole after serving a year.

As we reported back in April, Scott was riding home from his job at Dewey's Pizza on the evening of the crash.

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14 comments
boogie
boogie

She should have gotten 20 years.

sportslover10594
sportslover10594

What would of happen if the drunk ass hoebag would have hit the judges son. She is a piece of shit and I hope her year in jail is miserable. The judge and the crooked lawyer that represented her should both be in shame for what they did. But I am sure there not as they have no morals and are pussy's who care more about money than a young mans' life.

cmsptorico
cmsptorico

Sad to see the lack of consequence for the loss of a human life.


clarenceolsen
clarenceolsen

If I were that kid's parent I would be so angry

Will Fitts
Will Fitts

She got 3 because it was a cyclist. Many people think any accident involving a cyclist is the cyclists fault for being on the road. I read about it all the time since I'm a cycling enthusiast. It's sad really.

Thomas G. Ricks
Thomas G. Ricks

She should have played pro football... she could have gotten off with only a warning.

Steve Cruz
Steve Cruz

She'll be eligible for parole after serving only 1 year...

Christopher Schmidt
Christopher Schmidt

Think the female sunset hills officer who killed 4 people got house arrest for many years, as she herself sustained injuries in the crash she caused by getting sloshed and then driving. There never really is any justice for DWI deaths because what we think is correct and the law that decides it are obviously two different sentences. All we can do is make it more aware to the public what the dangers are and hope a light bulb clicks on somewhere.

Robert Winkelmann
Robert Winkelmann

Dunno...how much time did that female county spend after she killed several people? Did she even spend a single day in jail?

Rachel Roach
Rachel Roach

3? Hell fucking no, she killed somebody for fuck sake!

Doug Meyer
Doug Meyer

isn't it 10 years minimum if you hit a highway worker? seems pretty light for taking someone's life and being drunk

kristenlk
kristenlk

can't believe you can be drunk while driving, kill a young man on a bike and be eligible for parole after only 1 year of prison time. this is a really sad representation of the courts of st. louis. 

DoucheMcGee
DoucheMcGee topcommenter

@kristenlk It's ridiculous. 

My favorite is time off for good behavior, when the reason they're there is for bad behavior.

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