- Associated Press - Thursday, January 8, 2015

HILLSBORO, N.D. (AP) - A 27-year-old North Dakota man has been sentenced to six months in jail for fatally hitting a bicycler with his vehicle last June.

Justin Jalbert of Hunter pleaded guilty to a reduced charge of negligent homicide in an agreement with the Traill County State’s Attorney. He was originally charged in East Central District Court with felony manslaughter.

Jalbert admitted to speeding and texting on his phone when he struck 50-year-old David Hawkinson of West Fargo while he was riding his bike on Highway 81 north of Grandin.

KFGO-AM (https://bit.ly/1BL2sLM ) reports Jalbert will also be required to participate in a 24/7 alcohol program, complete 100 hours of community service and speak publicly about the dangers of texting and driving.


Information from: KFGO-AM, https://www.kfgo.com

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