Driver In Fatal OUI Case Sentenced

10:27 AM, Nov 1, 2007   |    comments
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For the second time in a week, Mohr spent the afternoon in court. The Bar Harbor native was sentenced Wednesday for his role in a 2005 car crash that killed 17-year-old Blaine Alley, also of Bar Harbor. Mohr's lawyer said his client was accepting responsibility for his reckless actions by offering a guilty plea to the charges of Class A Manslaughter and OUI. Mohr was given a 14-year sentence for the manslaughter charge. He is expected to serve 3 years. The defendant also received an additional 3-year sentence for the OUI. The sentences will be served concurrently. The sentencing hearing began on October 25 in Hancock County Superior Court, but was postponed after several hours of testimony from Blaine Alley's friends and family. Alley's father and mother both told the court they didn't want to see Noah Mohr locked up for the rest of his life, but they feel he can't go unpunished for his poor judgment. Alley was killed in a high speed car accident in August of 2005. According to court documents, Mohr was driving his car at speeds in excess of 100 miles per hour on Mount Desert Island when he lost control and his car slammed into a tree. Blaine Alley, Mohr's passenger, was thrown from the vehicle and later died as a result of his injuries. Several hours after the accident Mohr's blood alcohol content was still well above the legal limit at .15. Police say they also found evidence of marijuana use in Mohr's urine sample. When the hearing continued on Wednesday, several of Mohr's friends and family members came forward to testify on his behalf. The judge cited Mohr's age, his lack of a criminal record, and his demonstrated remorse as factors in his sentencing. After the ruling, Blaine Alley's Aunt, Denise Alley, reacted to the decision. "I'm glad that he is going to go away," Alley said. "I wish it was longer. Three years will never be enough. No matter what the sentence is going to be, it will never bring back Blaine. That is all we want... is for him to be back." Mohr received four years probation as well. He was ordered to stay away from alcohol and drugs. Mohr will also be subject to random drug testing as a term of his probation. At the close of the hearing the judge asked the Allley family if they plan to seek monetary damages from Mohr. Peter Alley, Blaine's father, told the judge, "Blaine is irreplaceable. We're done!"

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