Ohio driver who killed trooper guilty in new case


DELAWARE, Ohio (AP) -- Authorities say a man who killed an Ohio trooper in a 2001 drunken driving crash has pleaded guilty to a new charge of driving under a lifetime license suspension.

A spokeswoman for the prosecutor in Delaware County north of Columbus says 43-year-old David Dye entered the plea Tuesday to the third-degree felony. He faces up to five years in prison at his May 14 sentencing.

Genoa Township police say Dye, of Westerville in suburban Columbus, had a mixed drink in his vehicle but was not drinking when he was arrested in November.

He served nearly eight years behind bars in the death of Trooper Frank Vazquez. Police say Dye had been released from parole in January 2011.

Dye's attorney said later Tuesday that he had no comment on the plea.

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