Posted at: 04/06/2013 10:35 AM
By: The Associated Press
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - A 20-year-old man accused of driving drunk and killing a resident of the Navajo Nation has been sentenced to 37 months in prison.
Federal prosecutors say Jervis Wilson of Cudi must also serve three years of supervised release for his conviction of involuntary manslaughter. Wilson was sentenced Thursday.
Authorities say Wilson was driving drunk on U.S. Highway 64 outside of Shiprock on the Navajo reservation when he tried to pass other vehicles.
He was speeding and hit an SUV. He continued on and side-swiped another car before crashing into a pickup truck driven by 52-year-old Herman Willeto.
The crash happened on March 2, 2012.
Prosecutors say Wilson's blood-alcohol level was 0.23 percent when blood was drawn within three hours of the crash. The legal limit in New Mexico is 0.08 percent.
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