Sentencing For DUI Driver In Rollover Crash Postponed

Rollover Accident Injured 4-Year-Old Girl

Sentencing was postponed Tuesday until Sept. 4 for a drunken driver who caused a rollover crash in Kensington, injuring his girlfriend's 4-year-old daughter.

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Albert William Pruitt, 28, pleaded guilty in June to felony DUI with injury and felony child endangerment. Pruitt, who was on probation for DUI at the time of the crash, faces between five and seven years in state prison.

The crash occurred about 7:15 a.m. last Aug. 27 as Pruitt, driving a Ford Explorer, struck a curb while merging onto Fairmount Avenue from Aldine Drive. Police said he 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, also an offspring of Pruitt's 23-year-old girlfriend, was in a booster seat and was not hurt, nor was the defendant, but the woman 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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