A Rudolph man convicted in the drunken driving deaths of two passengers is headed to prison.
23-year-old Timothy Saavedra will spend the next seven years in prison on two counts of homicide by intoxicated use of a vehicle and one count of injury by intoxicated use of a vehicle. He reached that plea deal with Portage County prosecutors back in February.
Police say Saavedra was behind the wheel June 20th when his truck went off the road, killing 21-year-old Melissa Peterson-Suzda and 21-year-old Stephanie Eberhardt. The other victim in the truck, 21-year-old Lee Hogan was airlifted to a hospital and survived the crash.
Once released, Saavedra will spend 5 years on extended supervision.