Man charged in 2012 drunk driving crash will serve two years in prison

69-year-old Gerald Duane Larson was sentenced in Chippewa County court Friday.

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On the count of homicide by intoxicated use of a vehicle, Larson was sentenced to two years of initial confinement and four years of extended supervision.

On the two counts of injury by intoxicated use of a vehicle, Larson was sentenced to two years of initial confinement and two years of extended supervision for each count, however, the sentence is concurrent with the homicide count.

CHIPPEWA FALLS, Wis. (WEAU)-- An Eau Claire man charged in a 2012 drunk driving crash that killed his wife and a friend, will serve two years in prison.

69-year-old Gerald Duane Larson was sentenced in Chippewa County court Friday. He will also serve a total of four years of extended supervision.

In January, Larson pleaded no contest to one count of homicide by intoxicated use of a vehicle and two counts of injury by intoxicated use of a vehicle. Several other counts were dismissed but read in.

According to the criminal complaint, Larson said he had three beers before the September 8th crash. It says Larson ran a stop sign on Highway 124, north of Chippewa Falls. His SUV hit a pickup truck, killing his wife Karen and passenger, Lori Barger.


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