Man gets prison in drunken driving crash that killed Pittsburgh businessman in car with nieces


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PITTSBURGH — A Pennsylvania man will spend 4½ to 9 years in prison for driving drunk when he crashed and killed a Pittsburgh restaurant owner, whose daughter and nieces were also in his vehicle and injured.

Robert Freund Jr. was sentenced by an Allegheny County judge on Monday. The 22-year-old had been convicted of vehicular homicide and other charges in the death of 60-year-old James Posey, also of Pittsburgh, on Dec. 22, 2013.

Prosecutors say Freund was speeding and had more than three times the legal limit of alcohol in his system when his vehicle crossed a concrete median and crashed into Posey's Toyota Highlander on Route 51.

Posey's young daughter and two nieces suffered non-life-threatening injuries and have recovered.

Freund apologized saying, "My mistake and poor decision-making cost an innocent man his life."

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