- Associated Press - Tuesday, April 25, 2017

BELGRADE, Mont. (AP) - A Montana man who killed his passenger in a drunken crash more than 15 years ago has been sent back to prison after being convicted of driving drunk again.

The Bozeman Daily Chronicle reports (https://bit.ly/2qb2bCb ) 51-year-old Bryan Lane Prather was sentenced Monday to five years in prison with his suspended sentence on a felony negligent homicide conviction revoked.

Prather crashed his truck into a semi-trailer in 2001, killing 32-year-old Joe Riggs. He pleaded guilty to negligent homicide and had been sentenced to 20 years in prison with five of the years suspended.

He had been in prison for four years before being paroled, and then was sent back for a drunken driving charge in 2007.

He was paroled again in 2011 and received his latest drunken driving charge in February.

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Information from: Bozeman Daily Chronicle, https://www.bozemandailychronicle.com


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