Drunk driver in wreck that killed teen boy gets 9 yearsPosted: Updated:
The following news release was sent by the Maricopa County Attorney's Office:
PHOENIX - County Attorney Andrew Thomas announced today that Raymond Kohan (DOB 5/15/73) has been sentenced to 9 years in the Department of Corrections for Manslaughter followed by 3 years of supervised probation for Endangerment for the May 2006 crash that killed 17-year-old Sean Andujar.
According to the probable cause statement filed by Chandler Police, Kohan was speeding when he ran a red light causing a crash that killed Andujar. The teen was on his way to a band concert when his vehicle was struck. After impact Sean's car burst into flames. Sean died upon impact. Kohan's blood was taken an hour after the collision when tested it showed Kohan had a blood alcohol level of .155, which is almost twice the legal limit. Kohan was convicted of two DUI's in Arizona.
On May 18, 2006 Kohan was indicted on Manslaughter and Endangerment charges. On July 1, 2008 a jury convicted Kohan of Manslaughter and Endangerment. Deputy County Attorneys Ren McGregor and Michael Morrison prosecuted the case.
On November 14, 2008 Judge Michael Kemp sentenced Kohan to 9 years in the Department of Corrections and 3 years of supervised probation.
Thomas stated, "This conviction and sentence won't undo the tragedy that claimed such a young life, but at least it will ensure that Raymond Kohan will be off the streets for a long time. I also wish to thank Judge Kemp for giving this defendant a near maximum sentence."