(TERRE HAUTE)(WTHI) - A man convicted in the drunk driving death of a friend will not spend time in jail.
Police say Matthew Neaderhiser was driving drunk on Christmas Eve of 2010 in Terre Haute, when he crashed into a tree killing his passenger Jacob Hines.
Neaderhiser pled guilty to a felony charge of causing death while driving drunk.
After entering a plea agreement, he was sentenced to 6 years suspended except for 2 years to be served on work release.
Neaderhiser was also placed on formal probation for 4 years as a term of his probation.
He'll spend 2 years on home detention and was also ordered to "pay restitution, perform community service and give up driving privileges for 5 years.
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