Front Range judge reduces sentence of driver in fatal crash

CENTENNIAL — A judge has reduced the sentence of a man who pleaded guilty to a drunken-driving crash that killed an Englewood police officer.

The Denver Post reports Arapahoe County District Judge Marilyn Antrim reduced 22-year-old Conner Donohue’s 10-year sentence Friday by 6 months.

Antrim noted the probation department’s original recommendation of probation, Donohue’s clean record before the crash and his good behavior in prison.

The reduction allows Donohue to enroll in the State Wildland Inmate Fireteam Program.

Donohue’s blood-alcohol level was an estimated .276 when he struck Officer Jeremy Bitner, who was conducting a traffic stop in May 2012.

Donohue pleaded guilty to vehicular assault, homicide, leaving the scene of an accident involving serious bodily injury, leaving the scene of an accident causing great death and driving under the influence.


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