Pa. man gets max sentence in bicyclist death
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -July 13, 2012 (WPVI) -- A man who fatally struck a Philadelphia bicyclist while under the influence of heroin last year has been ordered to spend at least five years in prison.
Brett Truskin pleaded guilty Thursday to charges including vehicular homicide for the Nov. 18 crash that killed Gregory Loper. Truskin was immediately sentenced to a maximum term of five to 10 years as part of a plea agreement.
The Ivyland man's attorney says his client was addicted to heroin at the time he drove the wrong way down a one-way street and fatally struck Loper. Authorities say Truskin had caused a three-car DUI crash on I-95 a few hours earlier but had been released without having to post bail.
Attorney Richard Hark tells The Philadelphia Inquirer his client apologized to Loper's family.
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