Red Lake Man Pleads Guilty to Involuntary Manslaughter from Drunk Driving Crash
A Red Lake man has pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter resulting from a drunk driving crash.
27-year-old Gerald Johnson pleaded guilty Wednesday in U.S. District Court to one count of involuntary manslaughter. A sentencing hearing will be scheduled at a later time.
According to court documents, on the morning of November 6, 2021, Johnson was driving a vehicle while intoxicated with a passenger in the front seat. Johnson was driving about 90 mph on a public road that had a posted speed limit of 20 mph.
While speeding and driving recklessly, Johnson lost control and crashed the vehicle into a nearby tree. Johnson’s passenger died from her injuries caused by the crash.
Johnson’s blood was drawn, and his blood alcohol content was determined to be .224.