A driver under the influence of Ambien who hit a car carrying a former Dallas City Councilwoman and her daughter in 2019, killing both of them, has been sentenced to 45 years in prison.
Jonathan Alger Moore, 38, pleaded guilty to two counts of murder in the deaths of Carolyn Davis, 57, and Melissa Davis Nunn, 27, the Dallas County DA’s office said, according to the Dallas News.
Police said Moore, who had four previous DWI convictions, was under the influence of Ambien on July 15, 2019, when his Mazda SUV slammed head-on into Davis’ Oldsmobile sedan.
Davis was taken to Baylor University Medical Center and pronounced dead; her daughter died later in the week.
According to police reports, Moore told police he had been driving home from Highland Park, the Dallas News said. A witness reported that he’d admitted falling asleep at the wheel.
But Moore denied drinking alcohol or taking drugs and reportedly joked with an emergency-room nurse that he was at the hospital for a “penile-enhancement procedure,” according to an affidavit in the case.
Not long before the accident, Moore had finished five years of probation stemming from a 2013 DWI arrest and a judge had ordered the removal of an ignition interlock device from his car.
Davis served four terms on the Dallas City Council, from 2007 to 2015.
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