Driver in DUI crash that killed 2 teens gets 20 years

Driver in DUI crash that killed 2 teens gets 20 years

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Driver in DUI crash that killed 2 teens gets 20 years

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by Associated Press

NWCN.com

Posted on January 10, 2013 at 10:47 AM

Updated Thursday, Dec 5 at 2:28 PM

BOISE -- A 20-year-old Boise man has been sentenced to up to 20 years in prison for a drunken driving crash in March 2012 that killed two passengers and injured two others.

The sentence 4th District Judge Lynn Norton gave Cody Olson on Wednesday allows for him to seek parole after three years. When he is released, his driver's license will be suspended for 10 years and he will have to pay $300,000 in restitution for medical bills.

Olson pleaded guilty to two counts of vehicular manslaughter in November for the deaths of Scott Hyde and Kelsey Belcher, both 18.

Prosecutors said Olson had been drinking and was speeding when his car smashed into a concrete wall. Olson and 19-year-old Nick Hendriksen suffered traumatic brain injuries. Another passenger suffered a collapsed lung and broken bones.

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