- Associated Press - Thursday, February 19, 2015

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (AP) - A former Bakersfield police officer has been sentenced to seven years and four months in prison for a drunken driving crash that left a woman paralyzed.

KBAK-TV reports (https://bit.ly/1JrKJBp ) Kristofer Randall Carter apologized to the victim, Leann Katherine Harris, before his sentencing on Wednesday.

Carter crashed his car into a Bakersfield gas station in April 2014. He plowed over gas pumps and severely injured the 20-year-old Harris, who was pumping gas at the time.

Harris, who can no longer walk, says she’s satisfied by the seven-year sentence.

Carter pleaded guilty in January to a single charge - driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs causing bodily injury. Four other charges were dismissed.

He served as a Bakersfield police officer from July 2006 to March 2012.

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Information from: KBAK-TV, https://www.bakersfieldnow.com/


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