Gary Lee Hosey, the man responsible for killing 4 people and wounding 8 others when he drove right into a bus enclosure, will be spending a good portion of his life behind bars. Maybe his entire life.
On Sept. 13, the 23-year-old was drunk and plowed into the bus enclosure at busy intersection of Spring Mountain Rd. and Decatur Blvd during the early morning hours.
Witnesses estimated that the car he was driving was traveling up to 100 MPH, and that he after the crash he asked if he has arrived at the liquor store yet.
Two of the people injured will never fully recover from the injuries they sustained.
One has permanent brain damage and the other is paralyzed.
In addition to driving drunk, he also had marijuana in his system.
At the time of his arrest, Hosey claimed he had only one beer and said he was driving at approximately 60 MPH.
He has had other encounters with police prior to his most recent arrest.
He was pulled over once for speeding and had a license from another state.
He failed to show up for his court date and a warrant was issued for his arrest.
After he was arrested, he was immediately released and given another court date.
At that court appearance Hosey was ordered to obtain a license and attend traffic school and he failed to comply with either directive.
Hosey also has a previous arrests for larceny, larceny from a person and lewd conduct, possession of a controlled substance and obstruction of a police officer
He has repeatedly said that that he is sorry and describes his actions as an “accident”.
Hosey was sentenced Friday to 24 to 80 years in prison.