HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — A Wayne County man has pleaded guilty to three felony charges stemming from a fatal drunken driving accident.
The Herald-Dispatch (http://bit.ly/1hF6MWo) reports 44-year-old Michael S. Couch of Prichard entered the plea Friday in Cabell County Circuit Court.
He pleaded guilty to driving under the influence causing the death of 52-year-old Deborah Lynn Rakes of Kenova. He also pleaded guilty to third-offense DUI and third-offense driving on a suspended or revoked license.
Court records show Couch's van crossed the center line and struck Rakes' car on March 17 in Huntington. Relatives say Rakes had just left a church event.
Sentencing is set for Jan. 23.
Information from: The Herald-Dispatch, http://www.herald-dispatch.com