Michigan man gets probation for crash that killed daughters

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

ST. JOSEPH, Mich. (AP) _ A Michigan man will serve a year of probation in connection with a drunken driving crash that killed his two adult daughters.

The Herald-Palladium reports that Michael Sutherland was also ordered to pay nearly $2,900 in fines and costs, complete 480 of community service and pay $34,000 in restitution to Pamela Lester.

Sutherland was driving with his wife, their two daughters who lived in Chicago and a man one of the daughters was dating when he disregarded a stop sign in December 2016. Lester’s truck wasn’t able to stop and collided with the vehicle.

Blood tests showed that Sutherland had a blood alcohol content of more than twice the legal limit for operating a vehicle.

Sutherland pleaded no contest to a plea deal last month to operating while intoxicated causing serious injury.
___
Information from: The Herald-Palladium