What was supposed to be a new and happy beginning ended up being a tragic ending. 

Daily Mail – A drunk driver who killed his new bride as they left their wedding reception has pleaded guilty to vehicular homicide.

Ryan Patrick Quinton, 29, was charged with DUI, first degree vehicular homicide, laying drag, reckless driving, and a failure to maintain his lane over the December 29, 2013 crash which claimed the life of 25-year-old Kali Shay Dobson.

He was sentenced to 15 years, but only two to three months of that sentence will be behind bars, with the rest of his sentence on probation.

He will also lose his license for five years.

Quinton also pleaded guilty to another incident of drunk driving in May 2014, just months after the crash.

Quinton had a blood-alcohol level of 0.114, well above the legal limit in Georgia of 0.08 for over 21s, when he lost control of the Pontiac Firebird and careened down an embankment on Highway 5 near Old Canton Rd in Georgia.

Dobson, who was not wearing a seatbelt, was ejected from the car which landed on top of her. She died at the scene.

Just last week Dobson’s family came out in support of Quinton, saying he was like their own child.

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