The Office of State Attorney Glenn Hess announces that on August 24, 2018, Circuit Judge Brantley Clark, Jr., sentenced Christopher Steven Chambers to 30 years in prison. Chambers was sentenced as a Habitual Felony Offender.
Chambers was previously convicted of Vehicular Homicide on August 1, 2018, by a Bay County jury. Evidence presented at trial demonstrated that the Defendant was traveling at 79 miles per hour in a 35 mile per hour residential area when he passed cars that were stopped for a school bus. He then ran off the road onto the shoulder, striking a utility pole and killing his passenger, Barbie Wright.
Assistant State Attorneys Alyssa Yarbrough and Jennifer Hawkins prosecuted the case with the help of the Florida Highway Patrol.
For additional information, contact Chief Assistant State Attorney Larry Basford.