- Associated Press - Friday, August 12, 2016

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) - A Santa Fe man who was acquitted in 2011 of vehicular homicide in a crash that killed four teenagers has pleaded guilty to his third drunken driving charge.

Scott Owens was sentenced Wednesday to 364 days in jail, but 330 days were suspended under a plea agreement.

The Santa Fe New Mexican reports (https://bit.ly/2blMJhj) that Owens went free after the hearing because he received credit for time served. He had been on electronic monitoring since being charged in February.

The sentence also calls for three years of probation, and he’s required to seek treatment for substance abuse.

In the fatal crash, a jury found Owens not guilty of causing the wreck though he had admitted to drinking before the incident. He also was arrested in 2013 in another alcohol-related case.

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Information from: The Santa Fe New Mexican, https://www.sfnewmexican.com


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