Associated Press, Published November 16 2013
South Carolina man sentenced in fatal North Dakota crashDICKINSON, N.D. – A South Carolina man has been sentenced to a year and a day in prison for a fatal rollover crash that killed a Wyoming man in western North Dakota.
Wayne Pauli of Akins, S.C., 53, was sentenced Thursday in Southwest District Court.
Akins Pauli originally faced a charge of manslaughter, but it was changed to a lesser charge of negligent homicide in a plea deal.
Authorities say Spencer Glen Rae of Lyman, Wyo., was killed in the crash near Hebron in early April.
Police measured Pauli’s blood-alcohol content at 0.06. The legal threshold for drunken driving in North Dakota is 0.08. Authorities say Pauli also had been smoking marijuana.