- Associated Press - Friday, February 5, 2016

KALISPELL, Mont. (AP) - A man who was released from prison after driving drunk and killing a teacher in a northern Montana crash nearly a decade ago has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for violating his parole.

Daily Inter Lake reports (https://bit.ly/1NTrHjb ) that 32-year-old Jason DeShazer was sentenced Thursday after he admitted violating his parole by driving drunk and using drugs.

DeShazer was convicted of negligent homicide for having been under the influence of drugs and alcohol when he struck and killed Somers teacher Dawn Bowker in 2006. He was released after serving 3 ½ years of his 10-year prison sentence.

While out on parole, DeShazer was arrested for driving drunk and drug possession in September.

In court Thursday, DeShazer said he accepted the 10-year sentence because he had taken a life.

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Information from: Daily Inter Lake, https://www.dailyinterlake.com

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