Edmore man sentenced after drunken driving fatality

By Daily News • Last Updated 12:31 pm on Wednesday, January 11, 2012

ST. JOSEPH — An Edmore man whose drunken driving killed a motorcyclist last August was sentenced Monday to up to 15 years in prison.

According to the Herald-Palladium, Eric Horner, 69, was going less than 15 miles per hour in a pick-up truck when he turned in front of Carl Miller’s motorcycle in Benton Habor. Miller was traveling at a speed of about 20 miles per hour.

Miller, 45, of Bridgman, died later at Lakeland Regional Medical Center in St. Joseph.

Horner’s blood alcohol level was .14 when tested after the crash — almost twice the legal limit. He pleaded guilty to driving while intoxicated causing death.

Horner apologized to Miller’s family Monday before being sentenced by Berrien County Court Judge Charles LaSata to from 29 months to 180 months in prison.

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