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South Dakota driver sentenced for 2007 vehicular homicide

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ALEXANDRIA - A 41-year-old South Dakota man was sentenced Monday in Douglas County District Court for the crime of criminal vehicular homicide.


Thomas Patrick Michel was sentenced to 41 months (nearly three and a half years) in state prison. He will be eligible for supervised release in July 2011.

Michel was driving drunk when he crashed into a motorcycle on County Road 82, which led to the death of Earl Haugesag Jr. of Ashby.

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