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Montegut man sentenced to 5 years in prison for killing pedestrian in February


HOUMA, Louisiana — A 53-year-old Montegut (MAHN'-tug-yoo) man faces five years in prison after a Houma district judge sentenced him Monday for killing a pedestrian in Chauvin in a February car crash.

The Courier reports (http://bit.ly/1UUAiGV) Ernie Driskill pleaded guilty to the vehicular homicide of another Montegut resident, 28-year-old Shane Authement, on Aug. 13. But state District Judge David Arceneaux did not accept the plea until Monday to keep a $10,000 bond on Driskill. He faced up to 30 years in prison if convicted during a trial.

State police say Authement was walking along the side of Louisiana Highway 58 near when he was struck by a car driven by Driskill. Authement was pronounced dead on the scene.

Information from: The Courier, http://www.houmatoday.com

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