34 years of prison for man found guilty of Des Moines hit-and-run

The man who caused the death of a bicyclist in Des Moines, Iowa last year was sentenced to 34 years in prison on Friday, June 17.

The defendant was convicted of six charges in relation to a 2015 hit and run last May – homicide by vehicle, operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol, leaving the scene of an accident resulting in death, leaving the scene of a personal scene accident, leaving the scene of a personal injury accident, and operating a motor vehicle while barred.

According to court documents, the defendant was drunk when he hit the victim, causing his death. He then drove away from the accident site without slowing or braking. The judge sentenced the defendant to the maximum sentence and ordered that the sentences be served consecutively instead of concurrently.

The attorneys at LaMarca Law Group, P.C. provide legal services to our clients in Des Moines and handle personal injury accident cases such as car accidents, bicycle accidents, and drunk driving accidents. Call our offices at (515) 225-2600 to discuss your legal options.


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