Vermont man gets up to 6 years in jail for fatal drunken driving crash in Massachusetts


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GREENFIELD, Massachusetts — A Vermont man authorities say was drunk when he crashed his pickup truck in Massachusetts, killing his teenage passenger, has been sentenced to up to six years in jail.

The Recorder ( ) of Greenfield reports that Timothy Baltzer of Wilmington, Vermont, was also sentenced Tuesday to five years of probation after pleading guilty to vehicular homicide while operating under the influence of liquor and causing serious bodily injury while operating under the influence of liquor.

Prosecutors say the 43-year-old Baltzer was drunk when he crashed in Rowe, Massachusetts, last October. Eighteen-year-old passenger Nicholas Boyd, of Whitingham, Vermont, died. Another passenger was injured.

After the crash, Baltzer's blood alcohol content was 0.19 percent, more than double the legal limit to drive.

Baltzer apologized to Boyd's family in court.

Information from: The (Greenfield, Massachusetts) Recorder,

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