LAKELAND, Fla. – A Florida man has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for crashing his pickup truck into a house and killing a woman.
The Ledger reports that 25-year-old Ryan Tallent was sentenced last week after pleading no contest for DUI manslaughter.
Authorities say 76-year-old Janice Luxen Folds was in the bedroom of her Lakeland home in October 2016 when Tallent lost control of his truck and crashed into the house. The pickup went through the bedroom and traveled another 40 feet through the dining room and into the kitchen.
Deputies say Tallent failed several field sobriety tests. He refused to submit to a blood test, so deputies obtained a judge's order to secure a sample. Six hours after the crash, Tallent's blood-alcohol level was 0.078 percent, which is slightly less than the legal limit of 0.08.
Information from: The Ledger (Lakeland, Fla.), http://www.theledger.com