Man Jailed for Fatal Arnold Wreck

The driver was sentenced to six months in prison, and five years of supervised probation.

The driver who caused a fatal car accident in July 2011 was sentenced to five years probation, and six months of jail time.

Tyler Durant Stewart, 30, of Baltimore, was sentenced Wednesday in Anne Arundel County Circuit Court by Judge Paul Hackner. In October, Stewart pleaded guilty to negligent manslaughter.

Hackner sentenced Stewart to six months in prison, and five years on house arrest, with recommended work release after his prison sentence has been fulfilled, according to online court records.

On July 5, 2011, at 11 p.m., Stewart was traveling at least 61 mph when he sped through a red light at the intersection of College Parkway and Ritchie Highway, according to online court records.

He struck the passenger side of a 2004 Audi driven by Jack Feick, 71, of Arnold. Lois Feick, the passenger, later died of her injuries at Anne Arundel Medical Center. Jack Feick suffered serious injuries and was hospitalized.

The Capital Gazette reported that Stewart's blood-alcohol content was at least .12 when he went through the light. The legal limit in Maryland is .08.

Jack Feick declined comment when contacted by Patch, citing pending litigation against Stewart.

tom December 11, 2012 at 10:35 PM
Six months is a small price to pay for taking a life. This seems to be typical of the sentencing guidelines for Judge Hackner.
Sandy Helzer Wilson December 12, 2012 at 12:11 PM
Lois Feick was a beautiful woman and her family lives a lifetime of 6 month sentences with out her. This sentence is a crime!
Suzanne December 12, 2012 at 01:12 PM
Yet a second crime committed...6 months???
LevelheadedOne December 12, 2012 at 07:46 PM
6 months jail time for taking someone's life driving drunk is a short sentence. I'm amazed and know nothing about the different judges but I'll be sure to take note of Judge Hackner's name....that's something to remember come election time. They say that living with the guilt for a lifetime is a sentence in itself. Hogwash- when it's your loved one that was taken from you by a drunk driver, I don't think I would find consolation in the punishment of the driver's conscious. Maybe there's something here that isn't written in the article that would warrant this person's freedom. May they not be behind the wheel of a car again.


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