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Wrong-way driver admits to drinking ten tequilla shots before double fatality

Sentencing is October 30 following plea deal in teens' deaths

August 20, 2018 - 5:00 am

Sentencing is October 30th for a man who admitted to drinking ten shots of tequilla before getting involved in a deadly wrong-way traffic crash on I-94. 

The trial of Quoc Tran was supposed to start Monday in Hennepin County court, but the 27-year-old from Osseo pleaded guilty last week to two counts of criminal vehicular homicide. 

Prosecutors are seeking an eight-year prison sentence for Tran. 

Two teenagers were killed last September 26th when Tran drove the wrong way on I-94, crashing his car head-on into the teens' vehicle between Lowry and 26th Avenues.  

18-year-old Diana Rojan Martinez was driving the car and 19-year-old Christopher Jahmar Bunay was a passenger. They were graduates at Cristo Rey Jesuit High School in Minneapolis. 

In the plea deal, Tran said he drank the ten shots of tequilla in about 90 minutes in downtown Minneapolis, and admitted he didn't realize he was driving the wrong way, and then remembered waking up in the hospital.