Probation for man involved in fatal DUI revoked - WDRB 41 Louisville News

Probation for man involved in fatal DUI revoked

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Cody File Cody File
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A man who was on probation after a DUI crash that killed a woman is going back to prison to finish out his 14-year sentence.

Authorities say in 2009, 18-year-old Caroline Minks was killed in a drunk driving accident with Cody File behind the wheel on River Rd. He was sentenced to 14 years after pleading guilty to manslaughter, but only served eight months before he was granted shock probation.

In April, 23-year-old File was arrested again for allegedly driving drunk in Henry County. He was charged with DUI, failure to report a traffic accident and operating on a suspended license.

Minks' family said he needed to be sent back to prison.

"This has been dragging out. It's very stressful, very aggravating. He didn't learn the first time, so I'm hoping and praying that it's gonna be taken care of," said Minks' mother Amanda Lay, last month.

"It's been a long road and I think all of us are really ready for it to be over and to actually start the mourning process and I don't think we can until we're able to sleep at night and we can't do that with him wandering the streets," said Minks' high school friend Hannah Latzko.

On Friday, a judge agreed, revoking File's probation and ordering him back to prison to serve out the remainder of his 14-year sentence.

"It was like a burden was taken off of me," said Amanda Lay, Minks' mother. "I was so relieved. I appreciated the fact that he took in that we still have a lot of hurt and a lot of pain for losing our daughter. And we're not gonna let this go."

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