A 22-year-old man from Ohio posted this video on becauseisaidiwould.com confessing to driving drunk and heading the wrong way down the highway resulting in a man losing his life.
“My name is Matthew Cordle and on June 22, 2013, I hit and killed Vincent Canzani,” the 22-year-old says. “This video will act as my confession.”
Cordle says that when he is charged with the death of Vincent Canzani that he will plead guilty and “take full responsibility for everything I’ve done to Vincent and his family.”
He goes on to say that he’s doing this video for one reason only. To stop something like this from happening again.
“I beg you, and I say the word beg specifically, I’m begging you, please don’t drink and drive,” he says. “Don’t make the same excuses that I did. Don’t say it’s only a few miles or you’ve only had a few beers or you do it all the time and it’ll never happen to you because it happened to me and all those are just excuses to make yourself feel better about a decision you know is wrong.”
The Columbus Dispatch reports that Franklin County Prosecutor Ron O’Brien watched Cordle’s video three times. “It’s the most compelling video I think I have seen. He strikes me as remorseful and sincere,” O’Brien said.
O’Brien said he received the completed police investigation yesterday and will ask grand jurors on Monday to indict Cordle on a charge of aggravated vehicular homicide. The second-degree felony carries a prison sentence of two to eight years.