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SC woman sentenced to 6 years in DUI that killed man

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Pistolis (left) and Serjei Cahuantzi... both images from Facebook Pistolis (left) and Serjei Cahuantzi... both images from Facebook
CHARLESTON, SC - 26-year-old Lisa Pistolis plead guilty to felony DUI this week in connection with a crash that killed a man last year.

Court documents show that on January 27, 2013 Pistolis was driving on I-526 when her vehicle drifted off the roadway. 

Pistolis attempted to get back on the road and crashed into a Jeep killing 35-year-old Serjei Matias Cahuantzi and injuring a passenger.

Pistolis was sentenced to six years in prison on Tuesday.

WCSC-TV reported that at the time of the fatal crash, Pistolis was already facing a DUI charge from February of 2012.

Cahuantzi, age 35, worked at Downtown Charleston restaurants Joe Pasta and Rue de Jean.

Cahuantzi most recently worked as a bartender at Joe Pasta, but had plans of starting his own business. Having worked at several places in the King Street and John Street area, he was well known and loved.

Cahuantzi was described as a man who loved and cared for his family.

"There was never a moment when he wasn't so proud of his family. When the niece or nephew was born... he would go out and open up a savings account and start it so that they could have a college fund," a friend said days after the crash.

He had no children of his own, but he carved out a family with his friends.

Pistolis was also sentenced to 5 years of probation and given credit for 81 days she has already served.
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