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Archive for Saturday, December 17, 2011

Driver gets 44 months for running over man

December 17, 2011

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— A Topeka man is sentenced to three years and eight months in prison for running over a man on a sidewalk three times while driving drunk.

The Topeka Capital-Journal reports Shawnee County District Judge Evelyn Wilson sentenced 19-year-old Brandon Stodden on Friday for aggravated battery, leaving the scene of an accident, felony failure to report an accident and drunken driving.

Stodden pleaded guilty in August to the charges. As part of his plea, Stodden said he drank liquor and smoked marijuana at a party in Topeka before he ran over 57-year-old Kim Curtis at 5:30 a.m. May 11, 2010.

The car struck Curtis from behind, backed up over him and then drove forward over him again before leaving.

Curtis is in an Oklahoma nursing facility because of his injuries.

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