Fatal Crash - Sentence

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A Larimore man has been sentenced to about a year in jail for driving drunk last fall and causing a crash that killed another man.

Authorities say 58-year-old Allen Miller of Petersburg was killed last September when Paul Lilja's pickup truck turned in front of his motorcycle on a county road east of Larimore and the two vehicles collided.

Lilja pleaded guilty Monday to negligent homicide in a deal with prosecutors under which he will still be eligible for work release. He was also ordered to pay 20-thousand dollars in fines and restitution.

The judge also ordered Lilja to spend 20 hours speaking to high school students about the dangers of drunken driving.

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