Matthew Cordle Arraigned After Drunken Driving Confession

Young man claims responsibility for deadly car accident while he was under the influence.
2:34 | 09/10/13

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Now, to the confession by the drunk driver that's gone viral. The man who posted that video is expected to be in court today, after turning himself in to police. Spending the night behind bars. Abc's linsey davis has that story for us. Reporter: Matthew cordle is waking up this morning in a columbus, ohio, jail cell, because he wants to be. The 22-year-old walked into a local jail to turn himself in monday afternoon, on the charge of aggravated vehicular homicide, and operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs. He's expected to be arraigned later today. My name is matthew cordle. ON JUNE 22nd, 2013, I HIT AND Killed vincent canzani. Reporter: Last week, cordle confessed to crashes into 61-year-old vincent canzani's car, after a night of drinking. I ended up going the wrong way down the highway. Reporter: The video has been viewed more than 1 million times. Cordle's lawyer say why it wasn't intended to get him a more lenient sentence, hope it will. What matt has done has showed integrity and character. If the maximum sentence is imposed, it's going to send the wrong message to people. Reporter: Cordle was under investigation. And this morning, prosecutors say, the wrong message would be a sentence that doesn't take into account his 0.19 blood alcohol content at the time of the crash, more than double the state limit. We will probably be asking the judge to impose the maximum sentence. Reporter: Cordle's attorneys hope to get him out on bail. We think he can do a lot more good in the next 30 days out than he would in the county jail. Continuing to raise awareness about drinking and driving. Reporter: The prosecutor was quick to remind us that cordle was a suspect before his videotaped confession. At his arraignment this afternoon, his attorneys say he will enter a plea of not guilty. But they say that's just a formality. He is committed to, as he says in his video, taking full responsibility for his actions. It will a very interesting to see if they get him out on bail today. That will be. It's great he's taking responsibility. But as they said, it was after the fact. There's been a lot of mixed response to this. We'll see what happens. Linsey, thank you.

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