TOPEKA, Kan. — A man has been imprisoned for killing a pedestrian on July 4 last year.

The Topeka Capital-Journal reports that Jason Patterson, of Topeka, was given two years and 10 months Tuesday. He’d pleaded guilty to reckless involuntary manslaughter.

Patterson was charged in the death of 60-year-old Tara French. She was hit by Patterson’s truck on the west side of Lake Shawnee.

Police determined Patterson had a blood alcohol level of 0.18 percent when he was stopped after the accident. The legal limit in Kansas is 0.08 percent.


Information from: The Topeka (Kan.) Capital-Journal, http://www.cjonline.com

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