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Man gets up to 32 months for DUI crash that killed friend

October 2, 2018

RUTLAND, Vt. (AP) — A New Hampshire man who was intoxicated when he caused a crash in Vermont that killed his friend has been sentenced to up to 32 months in prison.

The Rutland Herald reports 27-year-old Stephen Driscoll, of Bedford, New Hampshire, was sentenced Monday in Rutland after pleading guilty to negligent driving that resulted in a death, driving under the influence of alcohol and reckless endangerment. Under a plea agreement, a felony charge was dismissed.

Authorities say Driscoll and a group of friends were visited Killington in 2017. Police say Driscoll drove his truck with 30-year-old Alejandro Phoenix, of Rockland, Massachusetts, after drinking at bar.

Driscoll’s truck struck a tree, fatally injuring Phoenix. Sullivan sustained minor injuries in the crash.

Driscoll apologized for his actions.

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Information from: Rutland Herald, http://www.rutlandherald.com/

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