- Associated Press - Friday, December 25, 2015

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - A man has been sentenced to 22 years in prison for driving drunk and causing the death of a motorcyclist in Billings.

The Billings Gazette reports (https://bit.ly/1Pn0TNU ) a judge sentenced 34-year-old Travis Michael Dedmore on Wednesday. Dedmore pleaded guilty to vehicular homicide in October.

He was arrested in August after striking and killing 56-year-old Rodney Bayman. The motorcyclist had been stopped at a traffic light when he was hit by Dedmore in a pickup truck. Court documents say Dedmore had a blood-alcohol level about three times the legal limit.

Dedmore, who has prior DUI convictions, told authorities he had one drink that night and was sleep deprived.

Video surveillance played at his sentencing showed Dedmore stumbling out of a bar and getting into his vehicle. Dedmore apologized but said he deserved no forgiveness.


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