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Driver's License of James White

Real Name: John White
Aliases: James White
Wanted For: Vehicular Manslaughter
Missing Since: March 6, 1991

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Details: Seventy-one-year-old John Constable and his sixty-nine-year-old wife Virginia were a retired couple that had been married for over forty-five years. On Sunday, March 3, 1991, they left their home in Davenport, Florida, to drive to their daughter Linda's home in Jacksonville, three hours away.

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Virginia and John Constable

At 12:30 pm, the Constables were still just a few miles from home, heading north on County Road 545 in Kissimmee. Just ahead, driving southbound was a pickup truck driven by a drunk house painter named James White. After nearly colliding with another vehicle, White drove straight into the Constable's car. Tragically, John was pronounced dead at the scene. His wife Virginia died later in the hospital.
James White survived the accident; blood tests revealed that he had a BAC of .22, twice Florida's legal limit. He was taken to a nearby hospital. Later that day, Linda received the tragic news that both of her parents had been killed.
White suffered from a fractured jaw, broken leg, and other injuries. White's family constantly visited him at the hospital. Three days after the accident, on March 6, White's family helped him escape from the hospital that he was at while recovering from the crash. Investigators have since discovered that he previously had several drunk driving arrests. He is now wanted for charges of vehicular manslaughter in the Constables' deaths.

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White after his arrest

Extra Notes: This case was featured as a part of the February 12, 1992 episode.
Results: Captured. Soon after the story aired, White was arrested in Burlington, Vermont. Viewers' tips helped lead to his arrest. He was sent back to Florida to face the charges in 1992. He pleaded no contest to two counts of DUI manslaughter and was sentenced to eleven years in prison and fifteen years of probation. His driver's license was permanently revoked and he was also ordered to pay $12,000 to cover the Constables' burial expenses.
White was released in 1996. In November of 2010, he was found in violation of his probation and was returned to prison. He was again released in February of 2013.
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