A driver who was high on oxycontin when he hit and killed a motorcyclist in Parker was sentenced to 8 decades in jail on Friday.
Manuel Enrique Frias plead responsible in November to vehicular murder DUI and leaving the scene of an incident involving demise, according to the 18th Judicial District Attorney’s Business office. Other costs in the situation had been dismissed as element of the plea settlement, the District Attorney’s Office claimed.
On August 19, 2019, Frias strike a motorcyclist, Tom Neubert, at the intersection of North Piney Lake Street and East County Line Road in Douglas County, in accordance to the District Attorney’s Business office.
Frias exited his car or truck and viewed as passersby stopped to assist Neubert, the District Lawyer reported in a letter. Frias then left the scene and entered the nearby Blackstone community, the letter explained.
“The only appropriate sentence for getting the lifetime of one more human remaining although you are driving substantial is prison,” said Deputy District Attorney Zoe Laird, who prosecuted the case with Deputy District Attorney Dan Warhola. “Mr. Neubert did practically nothing mistaken and was just on the street, driving to do the job, as so quite a few of us do. His household is residing with the repercussions of the defendant’s actions endlessly, and it is appropriate that the defendant provide time in jail for the deliberate and lethal decisions he manufactured.”
So quite a few pals and relatives users wished to give influence statements that the sentencing lasted extra than 5 hrs, according to the District Lawyer.
“Tom was a special man or woman,” one particular family members member claimed. “He was unassuming, often encouraging, often valuable, often sort, and fast to smile. He was intrigued in automobiles, bikes, and just about anything mechanical. He was a skilled mechanic and well acknowledged as the man who could correct anything. Tom’s demise has left a gaping hole in our life. It is a enormous decline and (Frias) by yourself is responsible for it. He decided to get superior and to get driving the wheel and push. There has to be a price tag for his reckless steps. He made conclusions that took an harmless life…. And as Tom lay splattered on the pavement, (Frias) determined to run.”
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