TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — A Tampa Bay area man has been sentenced to 25 years in prison for a drunken driving crash that left his wife dead.

A Hillsborough County judge sentenced 60-year-old Charles Peoples on Friday after he had previously pleaded guilty to DUI manslaughter, driving on a revoked license and violation of probation.

Authorities say Peoples was already on probation for driving with a revoked license in November 2010 when he crashed into another vehicle on Interstate 75. State troopers reported that Peoples had cut his wife Wanda’s seatbelt after the crash and tried to move her to the driver’s seat.

Peoples’ blood alcohol level was recorded at .204 percent. Floridalaw considers a driver impaired at .08 percent.

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