Delay for Ohio man who confessed to DUI in video

Published on NewsOK Modified: September 10, 2013 at 3:04 pm •  Published: September 10, 2013
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Wearing a beige jail shirt and blue pants and slippers, Cordle sat between his lawyers and didn't speak during the hearing. His family and relatives of Canzani all declined to comment.

The video was filmed Sept. 3, and the version posted on YouTube has been viewed more than 1.7 million times. It begins with Cordle's face blurred as he describes how he has struggled with depression and was simply trying to have a good time with friends going "from bar to bar" the night of the accident. He then describes how he ended up driving into oncoming traffic on Interstate 670. Cordle's face becomes clear as he reveals his name and confesses to killing Canzani.

He ends the video by pleading with viewers not to drink and drive.

"I can't bring Mr. Canzani back, and I can't erase what I've done, but you can still be saved. Your victims can still be saved," Cordle says. Then a message appears on the darkened screen: "Make the promise to never drink and drive."

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Online:

Matthew Cordle's video confession: http://bit.ly/1dWug8i

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Andrew Welsh-Huggins can be reached on Twitter at https://twitter.com/awhcolumbus



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