Man Accused In Rollover DUI Crash Pleads Guilty

Albert William Pruitt To Be Sentenced Aug. 7

A man who drove drunk and caused a rollover crash in Kensington that injured his girlfriend's 4-year-old daughter last summer pleaded guilty Tuesday to felony DUI with injury and felony child endangerment.

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Albert William Pruitt -- who was on probation for DUI at the time of the crash -- faces between five and seven years in state prison when he is sentenced Aug. 7.

The crash occurred at about 7:15 a.m. Aug. 27 as Pruitt -- driving a Ford Explorer -- struck a curb while merging onto Fairmount Avenue from Aldine Drive.

Police said the 27-year-old Pruitt over-corrected, causing the SUV to roll over several times.

The 4-year-old girl, who was unrestrained in the back seat, was thrown from the SUV and suffered lacerations that required 90 stitches, prosecutors said.

A 2-year-old, who also belonged to Pruitt's 23-year-old girlfriend, was in a booster seat and was not hurt, nor was the defendant, but his girlfriend suffered an abrasion to her right arm.

At the defendant's arraignment, prosecutor Robert Eacret said Pruitt's blood-alcohol level was measured at .16 percent and .15 percent four hours after the crash.

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