St. Louis man on probation for fatal wreck gets prison after hitting child

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by Associated Press

KMOV.com

Posted on April 8, 2014 at 1:02 PM

Updated Wednesday, Apr 9 at 9:27 AM

ST. LOUIS -- A St. Louis man who initially avoided prison after a fatal accident involving alcohol has been sentenced to nine years behind bars after injuring an 11-year-old girl in a second wreck eight months later.

Twenty-six-year-old Vincent Lamar Thompson Jr. had been on probation for a June 2011 wreck in which 21-year-old passenger Demetrius Miller died.  Police say Thompson was driving 94 miles per hour in a 25 miles-per-hour zone while under the influence of alcohol and marijuana.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that Thompson’s probation in that case was revoked after he was convicted for leaving the scene of a second accident.

He was sentenced to five years for hitting the girl and another four years after his probation was revoked for the earlier case. 

 

 

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