Sacramento Man Pleads Guilty To Driving On Nitrous Oxide, Causing Fatal Crash

SACRAMENTO (CBS/AP) — A Sacramento man who was high on nitrous oxide when he crashed his SUV into a car, killing two people, has pleaded guilty and faces nearly 10 years in prison.

Michael Dean Sharp entered pleas to two counts of vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated and to a third charge of felony drunk driving causing great bodily injury.

The Sacramento County prosecutor said Thursday that the 22-year-old man will likely be sentenced to nine years and eight months in prison when he was sentenced next month.

Investigators said Sharp was driving his Ford Explorer and had inhaled nitrous oxide just before the January crash that killed 37-year-old Christopher Stephen Ohlander Martell and his 32-year-old brother Robert Todd Ohlander.

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