Whitehall Man Sentenced to Prison for Drunk Driving, Causing Deadly Crash in Mason Co.

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A man accused of causing a death while drinking and driving in Mason County learned his punishment in court.

A judge sentenced Nicholas Kawula to more than a year and a half to 15 years behind bars.

In December of 2019, the sheriff’s office says Kawula’s car veered into oncoming traffic on US-31.

Christopher Kapala died in the crash.

Kawula pleaded no contest to drunk driving causing death.

It means he accepts the punishment, but does not admit guilt.