Topeka man pleads guilty in pedestrian’s death in 2016
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A Topeka man has pleaded guilty in the July 4, 2016 death of a pedestrian.
Jason Patterson entered the plea Tuesday to involuntary manslaughter and driving under the influence.
Patterson was charged in the death of 60-year-old Tara French. She was hit by a truck on the west side of Lake Shawnee.
Police determined Patterson had a blood alcohol level of 0.18 percent when he was stopped after the accident. The legal limit in Kansas is 0.08 percent.
Sentencing is scheduled for Dec. 19.