Man gets 1 year for DWI road fatality

June 14, 1992

A 36-year-old Annapolis man was sentenced to a year in jail for vehicular homicide while intoxicated for killing an Annapolis man who was walking his dog.

Kenneth James Campbell, of the unit block of Silopanna Road in Annapolis, was sentenced in Annapolis by Circuit Judge Raymond G. Thieme Jr. to two years in jail with one year suspended. He also was sentenced to five years of probation, three of which must be supervised, and 100 hours of community service.

He must pay restitution of almost $4,000 to the victim's family to cover funeral expenses and emergency room bills.

Campbell will be allowed to leave the Anne Arundel County Detention Center to work but must return each night for the duration of his sentence.

At 8:40 p.m. on Nov. 20, 1991, Kevin Hicks, 41, was hit by Campbell's 1976 Ford pickup truck.

Hicks, who lived in the 1700 block of Belle Drive, was pronounced dead shortly after the accident; his 4-month-old German Shepherd puppy was killed also.

Campbell was charged with automobile manslaughter, vehicular homicide while intoxicated, drunken driving and driving without his headlights on. He pleaded guilty May 4 to vehicular homicide while intoxicated.

Prosecutors said a blood test taken after the accident showed Campbell had a blood alcohol level of 0.18 percent, close to twice the legal level for intoxication.

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