Former Camping World Truck Series crew chief Timothy Kohuth was sentenced to 8 1/2 years in jail Thursday after pleading guilty to second-degree murder charges from a car accident in 2008.
Timothy Kohuth was driving a flatbed tow truck on Brawley School Road when he veered over the center line, forcing a sheriff's deputy who was heading the opposite direction off the road. The deputy turned his vehicle around and began following Kohuth, hoping to stop his truck.
Moments later, Kohuth's vehicle ran off the heavily traveled road to the right, struck a mailbox, hit a culvert and then careened over the center line. The truck collided with an SUV, killing Mooresville art gallery owner Wesley Worden and injuring Worden's wife.
Kohuth tested over five times the legal alcohol limit shortly after the collision.
And as if the story wasn't sad enough, that wasn't Kohuth's first alcohol-related driving offense either. He had two impaired-driving convictions in 2006 as well as an impaired boating conviction.
Kohuth was the crew chief for the now defunct No. 2 Ultra Motorsports team in the Camping World Truck Series. Here's a Q&A from 2002 with Kohuth about visiting Memphis Motorsports Park with then-rookie Jason Leffler.
Back in June, former NASCAR driver (and we use that term loosely) Jimmy Neal was arrested three times in three weeks for a high-speed chase, attempted-rape charges and a drug-possession investigation.