Sunday 23 July 2017

Man having sex with wife during fatal drink-driving crash jailed for five years

Matthew and Amanda Notebaert (Photo: Facebook)
Matthew and Amanda Notebaert (Photo: Facebook)
Matthew Notebaert - jailed for five years
Independent.ie Newsdesk

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A man whose wife was killed in car crash as they were having sex while drink-driving has been jailed for five years.

Matthew Notebaert, from South Florida, grew emotional in court as he described how much he missed his wife, Amanda, according to the New York Post.

Circuit Judge Laura Johnson said the 31-year-old woman's death was one of the "most senseless, tragic acts" she had ever seen.

The father-of-two was arrested in March 2014 after the car he was driving crashed into a canal.

Matthew Notebaert - jailed for five years
Matthew Notebaert - jailed for five years

The couple were heading home from a concert at the time of the tragedy.

Police reported them both to be naked from the waist down when they arrived at the scene.

Mrs Notebaert had been sitting on her husband's lap at the time of the crash.

Notebaet had a reported .135 blood-alcohol level. The legal limit in the state of Florida is .08.

Notebaert told the court they had drank whiskey at the concert and pulled over to have sex on the way home.

He said that's when the crash happened.

The Palm Beach Post reported that Amanda's family tried to get Notebaert the minimum 10-year sentence.

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