MINOT, N.D. (AP) — A Minot man has been sentenced to 6 years in jail and three years of probation for crashing his motorbike whereas drunk, killing a passenger.
Prosecutors say Harry Hughes’ blood alcohol content material was 0.13% when he crashed the bike right into a lighted railroad crossing arm that was within the downward place final April, killing 42-year-old Daylene Gladue.
The 43-year-old Hughes earlier pleaded responsible to vehicular murder. He has a earlier DUI conviction on his document.
In response to statements made in court docket at Friday’s sentencing listening to, Hughes and Gladue had gone out ingesting collectively that night time previous to the accident. Neither was carrying a helmet and each struck their heads on the crossing arm, the Minot Daily News reported. Hughes was injured and Gladue was killed.
Hughes is not going to be eligible for parole for at the least three years below state regulation.
Choose Gary Lee additionally ordered that Hughes get a chemical dependency analysis and, when he’s serving probation, the choose additionally ordered that he should additionally take part in a sobriety program.