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Man who confessed to drunken driving in viral video gets 6½ years

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The Ohio man who confessed in a viral video that he killed a man while driving drunk was sentenced Wednesday to six-and-a-half years in prison and a lifetime suspension of his driver’s license.

Dressed in a green prison uniform, 22-year-old Matthew Cordle addressed the Columbus, Ohio, courtroom before Judge David Fais handed down his sentence.

“Whatever my sentence may be, the true punishment is living,” Cordle said.

He was also ordered to pay court costs and a $1,075 fine.

 

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