A St. Albans teen will spend at least
a couple of years behind bars for a DUI accident that killed his passenger.
James Companion, 17, changed his plea
to guilty Tuesday.
Companion told investigators he had
taken five shots of alcohol before he smashed his car into a telephone pole in
Colchester almost exactly one year ago. The accident trapped Tasha Maring, 25,
in the passenger seat. She would later be pronounced dead at the scene.
Under the terms of a plea agreement,
Companion will serve between two and three years in prison.