Kevin Gemkow Given Probation For Causing A High Speed One-Vehicle Wreck
A Fremont County man will avoid prison time, after admitting to being intoxicated and causing a one-vehicle wreck, that seriously injured his best friend two years ago.
Kevin Gemkow was given a four-to-five year suspended prison sentence with three years of probation, after he pleaded guilty to one charge of driving while under the influence, resulting in serious bodily injury.
The Wyoming Highway Patrol says in May 2013, Gemkow was driving on US Highway 20-26 about halfway between Casper and Shoshoni, when he lost control of the vehicle and the vehicle ended up in a ditch.
Gemkow and his passenger were both wearing seat-belts at the time, but both suffered serious injuries and were in the ICU at hospitals in Casper and in Denver for several weeks.
A Trooper's crash investigation calculation, indicated that the vehicle was going as fast as 104 miles per hour, before the wreck.
According to court documents, Gemkow had an estimated blood alcohol content level of .14 percent at the time of the crash.
He also had cannabinoids and benzodiazepines in his system.
When asked to describe what happened that day, Gemkow said he didn't know all what had happened.
He knew that his passenger was on life support for several weeks and needed skin grafts.
At his sentencing hearing, Gemkow said he hasn't touched any alcohol since the wreck and plans not to ever again.