51 Year Sentence In Adenhart DWI Case

Andrew Gallo, the 24 year old construction worker convicted of felony DWI in the April 9, 2009 car accident which killed Los Angeles Angels pitcher Nick Adenhart, 20 year old Courtney Stewart and 25 year old Henry Pearson, was sentenced to 51 years to life in prison on December 22, 2010. The tragic accident occurred when the defendant ran through a red light at 65 miles per hour and t-boned the car in which Adenhart, Stewart and Pearson were passengers. Another occupant, Jon Wilhite, suffered severe injuries including the separation of his spine from his skull, but amazingly survived the accident.

Gallo was previously on probation for felony DWI when the April 9, 2009 accident occurred. Gallo’s BAC (blood alcohol concentration) was allegedly almost three times the legal limit. Judge Richard F. Toohey of the Santa Ana Court sentenced Gallo to 15 years for each of the three passengers killed in the accident, and to 6 years for the injuries suffered by Mr. Wilhite.

Nick Adenhart was a promising rookie pitcher for the Angels who had pitched for the team earlier in the evening of the accident and was out with friends to celebrate at the time of the accident.


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