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Ohio man’s DUI confession video goes viral

Ohio man’s DUI confession video goes viral

Matthew Cordle, center, and his attorneys, Martin Midian, left, and George Breitmayer III, listen Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2013 as Franklin County Common Pleas Judge Julie Lynch announces the rescheduling of his arraignment for Wednesday, Sept. 11, saying normal court procedures weren't being followed, in Columbus, Ohio. Cordle was being arraignment on a charge of aggravated vehicular homicide and was expected to plead guilty. In a 3 1/2 minute video posted last week, Cordle admitted to causing a fatal car crash that killed a man on June 22. Photo: Associated Press/AP Photo/Mike Munden

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio driver who made an online video confessing to causing a fatal wrong-way crash after drinking heavily is expected back in court ahead of a possible guilty plea.

A judge didn’t allow Matthew Cordle to go ahead with a plea on Tuesday after she said his attorneys weren’t following procedures for first appearances.

Franklin County Judge Julie Lynch also alleged the attorneys balked at coming before her because she wouldn’t promise a specific sentence, something they deny.

Cordle returns to court on Wednesday.

In a 3½-minute video posted last week, Cordle admitted he killed a man from a Columbus suburb and said he “made a mistake” when he decided to drive that night.

He faces up to 8 ½ years in prison after being charged with aggravated vehicular homicide.

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