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Drunk Driver Sentenced To 4 Years In Prison After Killing Bicyclist

Scott M. Haslehurst had a blood alcohol level that was three times higher than the legal limt.

A central Ohio driver, who pleaded guilty to aggravated vehicular homicide and other charges, has been sentenced to four years in prison and his license suspended for life.

Scott M. Haslehurst, 33, will also be ordered to pay $52,132 in restitution.

According to police, Haslehurst struck two bicyclists on Appian Way in northeast Columbus on August 3, 2014.  

After striking the cyclists, Haslehurst fled the scene, but soon returned wearing different clothes.

Officers who arrived on scene say Haslehurt was staggering and appeared unsteady on his feet.  When officers asked  Haslehurst if he was involved in the crash, he replied, “yup.”

One of the bicyclist, 59-year-old Ana Maria Illesacas-Gallegos died at the scene. The second victim, Verulo Valladares, was seriously injured.

Haslehurst agreed to a Breathalyzer test and registered a .366 alcohol level - which is considering life-threatening - and was placed under arrest for OVI.