SD Driver Sentenced In Friend's Fatal Fall
January 22, 2010, 3:05 PM
A Spearfish man has been sentenced to jail, probation and community service in the death of a friend who fell from a vehicle and was run over.
Nineteen-year-old Timothy Berry earlier had pleaded no contest to driving under the influence and leaving the scene of an accident that resulted in death. A no contest plea means the defendant does not admit guilt but will not fight the charge.
Berry was sentenced Thursday to three months in jail, 200 hours of community service and seven years of probation. He also must give talks to students about what happened.
Eighteen-year-old Billy Sexton III of Spearfish died June 21, 2009, near Orman Dam. Authorities say he was hanging out the window of a pickup truck being driven by Berry when he fell and was run over.
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