Man gets 18 months for 2 drunken-driving deaths

October 04, 1994|By Dennis O'Brien | Dennis O'Brien,Sun Staff Writer

An 18-year-old Glen Burnie man was sentenced yesterday in Anne Arundel Circuit Court to 18 months in jail for a drunken-driving accident that killed two people in Linthicum last December.

Oscar Molina, who lived in the 1600 block of Pleasantville Road, was sentenced by Judge Raymond G. Thieme Jr. He pleaded guilty Aug. 18 to two counts of homicide by motor vehicle while intoxicated.

According to court records, he was driving a 1985 Ford van south on Baltimore-Annapolis Boulevard on Dec. 18 when he crossed the center line near Camp Meade Road and collided with an oncoming Geo Storm. The accident occurred at 3:45 a.m.

The Geo's driver, Rachelle Lynn Sargent, 21, of Glen Burnie, and a passenger, Scott Lyle Reagan, 22, also of Glen Burnie, were killed.

Two other passengers, Jennifer Rebecca Myers, 20, of Linthicum, and Michael Scott Fauceglio, 23, of Ferndale, were seriously injured.

During yesterday's hearing, the mothers of the victims tearfully described how the accident had changed their lives.

Linda Kiser, Ms. Sargent's mother, held up a framed, color photograph of her daughter and insisted that Molina look at it.

Molina only stared at the table in front of him.

Mrs. Kiser then set the photograph on the trial table and read from a prepared statement.

"Now, the only time I talk to her is when I visit her grave every day," she said.

Paula Fordyce, Mr. Reagan's mother, said she put a wooden cross at the scene the Christmas Eve after the accident. She also said she constantly thinks of her son.

"I have one deep regret, I didn't tell Scott how proud of him I was," she said.

Assistant State's Attorney Robert Bittman said Molina's blood-alcohol level after the accident was .14, well over the legal limit of .10.

Molina's lawyer, M. Cristina Gutierrez, said her client's visa had expired at the time of the accident and that he has agreed not to fight deportation to Chihuahua, Mexico, after his release from jail.

She added that her client, who speaks little English and had a Spanish interpreter at his side yesterday, has shown "constant remorse."

"This was as tragic an accident as alcohol ever causes anywhere," Ms. Gutierrez said.

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