- Associated Press - Thursday, July 28, 2016

RIVERTON, Wyo. (AP) - A Riverton man will not be charged with aggravated vehicular homicide for a fatal crash after investigators could not produce evidence to show he was legally intoxicated.

The Ranger of Riverton reports (https://bit.ly/2ak3mrq ) that 22-year-olod Shawn Pendleton instead took a plea deal on Monday, pleading guilty to misdemeanor homicide by vehicle. He has been ordered to serve one year in the county jail.

Pendleton was arrested after the Jan. 29 crash that killed 38-year-old Dana J. Trujillo and injured another passenger.

Investigators say Pendleton was driving west of Riverton when his truck went off the dirt road and rolled at least once.

Both breathalyzer and blood tests from that night show Pendleton had a blood alcohol level of below 0.05 percent, meaning that under Wyoming law he is presumed not to have been intoxicated.


Information from: The (Riverton, Wyo.) Ranger, https://www.dailyranger.com

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