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Butte man gets 10-year sentence for DUI fatal

By Associated Press
Published On: Jan 02 2014 01:14:03 PM MST
Updated On: Jan 02 2014 03:40:33 PM MST
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BUTTE, Mont. -

A Butte man who pleaded guilty to driving drunk and hitting an 80-year-old man, causing him to suffer fatal injuries, has been sentenced to 10 years in prison.

65-year-old Jack Lean was sentenced Thursday to 20 years in prison with 10 suspended. Lean pleaded guilty in September to vehicular homicide while under the influence.
    
Prosecutors say Lean struck Thomas Kelly on March 3 as Kelly crossed the street after attending a wake service. Kelly died of his injuries on March 21.
    
Court records say Lean's blood-alcohol level was 0.12 percent, above the limit of 0.08 at which a person is considered legally intoxicated.