Omaha SUV driver who was driving drunk gets 8-10 years for fatal collision with motorcycle


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OMAHA, Nebraska — A 24-year-old man has been imprisoned for colliding with a motorcycle while driving drunk and in the wrong direction on an Omaha interstate.

On Tuesday a judge sentenced Victor Perez, of Omaha, to eight to 10 years in prison. Perez had pleaded no contest and was convicted of vehicular homicide while driving under the influence. In exchange for Perez's plea, prosecutors dropped a charge of failure to stop and render aid.

Prosecutors say Perez's blood alcohol content was more than twice the legal limit on June 23 when his SUV hit the motorcycle driven by 42-year-old Mickey Riesberg, who died later. Omaha police say the accident occurred just east of the U.S. Highway 75 north-Interstate 480 south split. Officers say the SUV was going east in the westbound lanes.

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