DUI Manslaughter Sentence

Today Terrence Bright was sentenced to 11 years in prison followed by 4 years of probation for one count of DUI Manslaughter. He also had his driver’s license revoked for life.

In June 2017, Bright was traveling at nearly twice the posted 45 mile per hour speed limit in Lehigh Acres as he crossed through the intersection of Leonard Boulevard and HighTower Avenue South at about midnight. He crashed his Nissan Rogue sport vehicle into a Dodge Intrepid sedan hitting the driver’s side rear of the vehicle. The driver was killed in the crash and two passengers were injured.

Bright had a blood alcohol level of .177, twice the legal limit. He also had marijuana in his system. Bright pleaded no contest as part of a plea agreement. Aside from his prison sentence and probation he has many other sanctions which include; a $1,000 fine, restitution to the family, court costs and DUI fines, attend a DUI school and have drug and alcohol evaluation and treatment.

Assistant State Attorneys Martin Stark and Joshua Fredrickson handled the case.

Samantha Syoen
Communications Director
State Attorney’s Office