A Warsaw man will serve time behind bars for driving while intoxicated causing a death.
For that charge and two counts of driving while intoxicated causing serious injury, 26-year-old Chaise Belcher is sentenced to 21 years.
Belcher had previously pleaded guilty to all three counts against him for driving drunk and causing a crash in April that killed a teenager and injured two others in Larwill.
Police say Belcher was drunk and driving his truck west on U.S. 30 April 16 after 1 a.m. near the intersection of Ind. 5 when he ran a red light and collided with a car driven by 16-year-old Phillip Caudill of Warsaw.
17-year-old Jack Burchett of Warsaw, a passenger in Caudill’s car, was killed in the accident. Caudill and Burchett’s brother, 18-year-old Jacob Burchett of Warsaw, were seriously injured in the crash.
Belcher was on probation from an OWI conviction from May 2016 at the time of the crash.