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Man sentenced to 9 years prison for causing fatal OWI crash

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Gavel & Stryker, made from Cherry & Ash, sold to Whitney Hoffman. By KeithBurtis (Flickr: Gavel & Stryker) [CC-BY-2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons
Gavel & Stryker, made from Cherry & Ash, sold to Whitney Hoffman. By KeithBurtis (Flickr: Gavel & Stryker) [CC-BY-2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

PORT WASHINGTON, WI (WTAQ) - A suburban Milwaukee man will spend nine years in prison for killing a female passenger while driving drunk.

29-year-old Jaron Omon of Port Washington was sentenced yesterday in Ozaukee County. A judge told him to spend 6 years under extended supervision after his prison term.

Authorities said Omon’s blood alcohol level was 0.22 – almost three times the minimum for intoxication – when his vehicle hit a tree and a roadside fence near Grafton on June 10th.

His passenger, 37-year-old Kelly Phillips, also of Port Washington, was killed.

Omon, a former Boy Scout leader, pleaded guilty to his most serious charge – a felony count of homicide by drunk driving.

Three related traffic counts, including his first OWI ticket, were dropped in a plea bargain. 

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