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Drunk Driver Will Not Spend Time In Jail

Last updated on Friday, February 17, 2012

(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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