GOLENIÓW, Poland (CelebrityAccess) — Polish DJ/producer Tom Swoon has been sentenced to 50 months in Prison after he pleaded guilty to manslaughter in connection with a fatal drunk driving accident last year.
The accident, which occurred in December near the Polish city of Goleniów, left one person dead and another injured. Prosecutors alleged that Swoon, whose real name is Dorian Tomasiak, was driving at speeds in excess of 100mph at the time of the crash, and claims he does not remember getting into the car or driving it.
The court also issued a lifetime driving ban for Swoon, and imposed a fine of 70,000 Polish Zloty, which is equivalent to almost $18,000 USD at the current rate of exchange, Onset reported.
Earlier this year, Tomasiak posted a note to his Facebook page in which he expressed both his remorse and guilt about the accident and in which he announced his plans to retire from the music industry.
Dear fans, dear friends:
I was thinking about reaching out to you for a long time now.
But for many various reasons, I kept postponing this moment. Today, I’m finally feeling ready to share my story with you.
Exactly six months ago, on December 5th, 2017 I have caused a traffic accident while driving under the influence of alcohol, which led to a death of one person. I have pleaded guilty and got immediately arrested, where I’m currently waiting for my trial to start.
I am writing this letter because I want to apologize from the bottom of my heart- first and foremost to the family that has lost their loved one. I cannot imagine the pain that I have unwillingly inflicted to them that feral night and which is probably still with them now. I am also sorry that I’ve let all of you down. I still can’t understand how all of this could have happened. Although I have already made peace with a fact, that there is a very harsh verdict ahead of me.
Living with a thought that you took part in taking someone else’s life away is the most terrible thing that has ever happened to me. There is no day when I wouldn’t think about it. No words to describe how much i regret all of what happened.
I still don’t know when I will get to see the life outside of prison, but I know that I want to leave this place as a completely different person, having a completely new life. That’s why I have made a call to end the “Tom Swoon” project for a good. It’s time for me to focus on things way more important than a musical career. I am sorry that it all ended so quick… and in such a tragic way.
Yours truly, -Dorian