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Larimore man sentenced for drunken fatal crash

June 12, 2018

LARIMORE, N.D. (AP) — A Larimore man has been sentenced to about a year in jail for driving drunk last fall and causing a crash that killed another man.

Authorities say 58-year-old Allen Miller of Petersburg was killed last September when Paul Lilja’s pickup truck turned in front of his motorcycle on a county road east of Larimore and the two vehicles collided.

WDAZ-TV reports that Lilja pleaded guilty Monday to negligent homicide in a deal with prosecutors under which he will still be eligible for work release.

The judge also ordered Lilja to spend 20 hours speaking to high school students about the dangers of drunken driving.

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Information from: WDAZ-TV, http://wdaz.com

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