A Madison man with a long history of drunk driving should use his lengthy punishment for vehicular homicide while under the influence as a "turning point," a circuit court judge said during sentencing Monday.The victim's family are better people than I:
Michael Fenolio, 29, was sentenced to 10 years in prison and 15 years extended supervision for the drunk driving accident that killed motorcyclist Michael Jurgens, 50, on Madison's east side.
Jurgens was riding his motorcycle at the intersection of Cottage Grove and Sprecher roads on August 11, 2007 when Fenolio made a left turn that hit Jurgens and threw him from 40 feet the bike, killing him. It was later determined Fenolio was under the influence of alcohol and marijuana, with a blood alcohol concentration of at least 0.10.
It would be easier to take, I think, if the person who did it was sorry," Jurgens said. "Just after five DUIs, when do you learn? When do you say that's enough? You need to pray to god that you can turn it around."