Man Sentenced for Auto Homicide

Man Sentenced for Auto Homicide

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FARMINGTON, Utah (AP) -- A 72-year-old Ogden man has been sentenced to zero to five years in prison for auto homicide.

Dean K. Pierce pleaded guilty in December in the death of 43-year-old Dan L. Jones of Centerville.

Jones was killed on U-S 89 in August when Pierce's vehicle crossed the lanes and hit Jones' car, which was in a left-turn lane.

Pierce's blood-alcohol level was more than twice the legal limit.

Deputy Davis County Attorney Troy Rawlings said this was Pierce's third drunken-driving offense.

Pierce said the accident was constantly on his mind and he prays every day for Jones' family and for the terrible ordeal he caused.

(Copyright 2005 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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