AKRON (News Talk 1480 WHBC) – A 34 year old Akron man is going to prison for eight years after he drove drunk and slammed into a car filled with Uber riders.

Sean Blackburn was sentenced in the death of 21-year old Thomas Leslein last April. Two others – one of them Tommy’s cousin – were seriously injured. Judge Tammy O’Brien says Blackburn’s decision to drive drunk caused a lifetime of pain and suffering for the Leslein family.

The uber driver was also hospitalized with critical injuries. Blackburn must serve the entire 8 year sentence.