A 20-year-old Pasadena man pleaded guilty yesterday to vehicular homicide while intoxicated in connection with a fatal crash last June inPasadena.
Brian Standiford, of the 100 block Norman Road, pleadedguilty in connection with a June 24, 1990 accident that killed DavidMichael Dawson, 47, of Mountain Road in Pasadena. Besides homicide by motor vehicle while intoxicated, he had been charged with automobile manslaughter, drunken driving and other traffic charges, court records show.
Assistant State's Attorney Eugene M. Whissel II told the court Standiford was driving eastbound on Mountain Road, near PinehurstRoad, when he crossed the center line and collided head-on with Dawson's car. Police responding to the scene found two nearly empty cans of beerin Standiford's car, Whissel said.