- Associated Press - Tuesday, February 14, 2017

SALEM, Ore. (AP) - An Oregon man has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for driving under the influence of painkillers and narcotics in three separate incidents, including one fatal crash.

The Statesman Journal reported (https://stjr.nl/2lKF14q) Monday that Daniel James Thompson of Salem was sentenced last week after pleading guilty to manslaughter and hit-and-run charges.

The fatal crash took place in April when Thompson collided head-on with a vehicle driven by Michael Tuel. Tuel died from his injuries at a hospital.

Authorities say Thompson was under the influence of the narcotic Suboxone at the time of the crash and methamphetamines were found in his system.

Court records show he drove with Xanax and morphine in his system one month earlier and crashed his car into a power pole in 2015.


Information from: Statesman Journal, https://www.statesmanjournal.com

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