Man Sentenced to 28 Years for Fatal DUI-Crash on Illinois Freeway

Newton Keene of St. Louis was sentenced to 28 years in prison for three counts of aggravated drunken driving which resulted in the deaths of Tennessee residents Tawanda Jackson, 32, her son Arnold Jackson, 9, and Jon Moss, 28, on an Illinois freeway. Tawanda’s daughter, Takia, survived the accident after spending three weeks in the hospital. Keene was allegedly driving the wrong way on interstate 255 on February 5, 2009 with a blood alcohol level about three times the Illinois legal limit. Jackson was in Illinois to attend her grandmother’s funeral. Keene had previously been convicted of 5 DUI’s and was driving on a revoked license.

Man Gets 28 Years In Drunken Crash That Killed 3, www.cbs2chicago.com, June 8, 2010

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