LAWRENCE – A judge has found a Lawrence man guilty in a drunken driving accident that caused a University of Kansas student’s legs to be amputated.
The Lawrence Journal-World reports Judge Kay Huff on Thursday found Julian Kuszmaul guilty of second-offense DUI, refusing to submit to an alcohol test and marijuana possession.
Kuszmaul’s SUV pinned 18-year-old Colby Liston in August 2012. Linston’s legs were amputated above the knee.
Huff in October 2013 suppressed a blood test, and ruled officers should have obtained a search warrant before Kuszmaul’s blood was drawn. The test results showed Kuszmaul’s blood alcohol at the time of the accident was 0.25, more than three times the legal limit.
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Huff said Thursday that a chemical test wasn’t necessary to establish guilt of a DUI.
Sentencing is scheduled for January.