One of two people accused of supplying alcohol to a 19-year-old Fallbrook man who later died in a car accident has pleaded guilty.
The North County Times reports Shane Seal, 22, pleaded guilty on February 3, 2010 to a misdemeanor charge that he provided alcohol to Sean Jordan in December 2008. A mother accused of allowing Jordan to drink at a second house before he died is awaiting a misdemeanor trial.
Investigators said Jordan hit a car on Highway 76 in Bonsall and lost control of his pickup and died around 3:30 in the morning on December 20. They said his blood-alcohol level was more than two times the legal limit. Jordan was a Fallbrook High School graduate who was training to become a firefighter.
The evening began at Seal's Fallbrook home, where Jordan drank beer and played drinking games for several hours, according to investigators. He then drove to the Fallbrook home of Sheri Lee Windbigler, 45, the mother of another friend. There, he allegedly drank more before leaving and getting in the wreck.
Windbigler has said in the past that her son's friends were not drinking, but that Jordan did show up with a nearly empty bottle of rum, which she confiscated and demanded that he spend the night, according to the paper. She has been charged with a misdemeanor crime that is punishable with a fine up to $1,000 and up to six months in jail.
Seal was sentenced to three years of probation and a $500 fine. He must also volunteer 24 hours at an alcohol treatment program and complete a Mothers Against Drunk Driving victim impact class.
Windbigler's trial is scheduled for March 24.