Van Buren County Man Sentenced for Deadly Drunk Driving Crash
Updated: Friday, April 19 2013, 03:38 PM EDT
PAW PAW, Mich. (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - A man accused of killing three people, including two young girls, will spend at least the next 19 years in prison.
David Johnson was sentenced to between 19 years, 6 months and 50 years for one count of second degree murder.
Last month, Johnson pleaded guilty to operating a vehicle while intoxicated causing death, in relation to the deaths of 4-year-old Kassidi and 2-year-old Kandace Berryhill, as well as Brittney King.
In court Friday, the father of the two little girls spoke to the judge, saying the crash has ruined his life.
It was a very emotional scene; relatives of the three girls who were killed cried and held each other as the judge handed down the sentence.
Johnson, himself, had tears streaming down his face while the girls' father spoke.
"I will never forgive you for what you've done," said Justin Berryhill. "I can't help but wish the worst for you for as long as you live because you made my life the worst for me as long as I live.
"There's not a day that goes by that I wish it could have been me instead of any of those three beautiful girls."
Police say Johnson's blood-alcohol was 4 times the legal limit when he crashed head-on into a car near South Haven in November.
He will not be eligible for parole until he has served at least 19 years.