A Pasadena man will serve 10 days in jail after he pleaded guilty last week to driving under the influence (DUI) two months after he was involved in a fatal crash last year.
Court records indicate that Zachary Adam Covington, 26, of the 8000 block of Hadfield Court in Pasadena, was in Anne Arundel County Circuit Court on Thursday for a DUI incident that took place on Jan. 19.
Covington was found guilty and sentenced to the maximum one year in prison—with all suspended but 10 days. He will serve his 10 days on five weekends beginning Oct. 19, according to online court records.
According to The Capital, Covington registered a 0.09 blood-alcohol content level, slightly more than the legal intoxication limit of 0.08.
Although this was Covington's first DUI conviction, he was acquitted of a negligent manslaughter charge in connection to a crash that occurred on Route 100 in Glen Burnie in November 2011.
According to police, Covington was driving a BMW in the westbound Route 100 turn lane for Quarterfield Road at about 7:10 p.m. on Nov. 28, 2011, when he cut off several drivers. Covington's car struck the back left side of a Ford F-150 truck and then hit the back of a Nissan Sentra, police said. The Sentra was driven by a 66-year old Fort Washington man, John Frederick Cornelius, who later died from his injuries.
Court records show Covington was acquitted in September of manslaughter in the 2011 incident, but was found guilty of negligent driving that included unsafe lane changes, unsafe passing and speeding. He was fined the maximum penalty of $500.
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