Man sentenced to 15 years in prison after DUI that killed 22-year-old woman

By: News Staff

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WOONSOCKET, R.I. – Johnny Sak, 25, of Providence, was sentenced to 15 years in prison for the 2015 crash that killed Alexandra Patten-Parenteau, 22.

Sak pleaded guilty Monday to the DUI death and driving to endanger.

Sak was also in violation of his 2011 probation and pleaded guilty to a firearms charge in another case.

The sentence was a total of 30 years, with 20 years to serve, and 10 years suspended with probation.

For the DUI death of Patten-Parenteau, Sak was given the maximum sentence of 15 years to serve and 10 years suspended with probation.

Sak is also facing a loss of license for eight years following his release.

The crash occurred on Mendon Road in Woonsocket on December 8, 2015.

Police responded to a single vehicle crash where a 1994 Saturn was found in a telephone pole.

Sak was operating the vehicle with approximately a .160 blood alcohol level and cocaine in his system.

The passenger, Patten-Parenteau, died from her injuries at Landmark Medical Center.

Three passengers in the backseat suffered non-life threatening injuries.

Patten-Parenteau was a mother of 16-week-old daughter.

“Another tragic story of a child who will grow up without a mother, who was killed at the hands of a drunk driver,” said Attorney General Peter Kilmartin. “In this case, the defendant is the child’s father. If he had cared about the well-being of his newborn daughter, he would never have gotten behind the wheel drunk and high on cocaine. His recklessness and selfishness has forever changed Azariah’s life, as well as the lives of Alexandra’s family and friends.”

In 2014, Sak led police on a high-speed chase in Woonsocket after being found with a Sig Sauer 1911 BB gun. For that, he was sentenced to two years in prison.

In addition, Sak was sentenced to serve three years for violating probation.

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