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Mass. man sentenced to 1 year in Maine fatal crash

December 5, 2013

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A Massachusetts man has been sentenced to one year in prison after pleading guilty to charges in a drunken driving crash that killed his passenger.

Fifty-two-year-old Richard Griffin of Topsfield, Mass., was driving on July 6, 2012 when his vehicle went off the road and hit a tree. Twenty-two-year-old William Schneider was killed in the crash.

The Portland Press Herald reports (http://bit.ly/1bJ08fa ) that police had said Griffin was speeding and had been drinking before the crash.

Griffin pleaded guilty on Tuesday to charges of manslaughter and operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol resulting in death.

A judge ordered him to serve four years on probation after his release from prison.

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