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Kimball drunk driving fatality case draws year in jail, stiff costs


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MATTHEW SORRELS, 30, of Gurney, Wis., left, is sentenced Tuesday afternoon in Iron County Court in Hurley for the 2015 drunk driving death of Harold Hill. Sorrels sits next to his attorney, Dennis Melowski, while special prosecutor Assistant Attorney General Tara Jenswold is at the right.


HURLEY - A Gurney, Wis., resident was sentenced Tuesday in Iron County Court to a year in jail and five years of probation for felony homicide by negligent operation of a vehicle.

Matthew Sorrels, 30, was also ordered by Acting Judge John B. Rohde to pay fines, court costs and restitution amounting to more $10,500 in the plea agreement that the judge accepted.

Two other felony charges were dropped, as well as a host of traffic citations, but Sorrels also entered a no contest plea to operating while intoxicated, with a confirmed blood-alcohol level...

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