- Associated Press - Thursday, April 21, 2016

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) - A driver who investigators say was drunk and racing another vehicle when he hit and killed a man with his car in Colorado Springs has been sentenced to five years in prison.

The Gazette reports (https://goo.gl/G3YUSv ) 22-year-old John Marvel was sentenced Wednesday for the July 25 crash that killed 22-year-old Andrew Shada. Marvel pleaded guilty in January to vehicular homicide as a result of drunken driving.

According to an arrest affidavit, he ran off the road and struck Shada outside a home. Investigators say Marvel’s blood alcohol content was 0.133 percent at the time.

The legal limit for driving is 0.08 percent.

Wednesday’s sentence came only days after Marvel’s co-defendant was acquitted of vehicular homicide. His attorney said he was not racing Marvel but following him to make sure he got home OK.


Information from: The Gazette, https://www.gazette.com

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