Prosecutors have charged a suspected drug dealer with driving under the influence of methamphetamine when he allegedly hit and killed a man with his van.
Ashton Lee Godfrey, 20, was charged Friday in 3rd District Court with automobile homicide, as well as DUI causing death, in case the court determines there isn't enough evidence for the former. Both are second-degree felonies that carry a sentence of one to 15 years in prison.
Godfrey was also charged with three counts of possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute, also second-degree felonies. He faces additional lesser charges, including four counts of possession of a dangerous weapon by a restricted person and one count of drug-paraphernalia possession.