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Drunk Driver who cost Harrisburg teen his leg receieves nine month sentence

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Drunk Driver who cost Harrisburg teen his leg receieves nine month sentence

Drunk Driver who cost Harrisburg teen his leg receieves nine month sentence

Jared Jones was sentenced to nine months in jail for the drunk driving crash that he caused which left 16-year-old, Jimmy Holland, without a leg.

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The harrisburg community is speaking out tonight after a drunk driver received a 9 month jail sentence for amputating the leg of a teenager in a crash in 2018.

And as kezi 9 news reporter emma withrow learned... most people think the sentence was far too light?

Right emma?

Emma: jared jones, the drunk driver who struck 16 year old jimmy holland and cost him his leg& received a nine month jail sentence, along with three years of post prison supervision.

But the people i spoke with in harrisburg this morning say that's not good enough& and they're questioning why jones got off so lightly.

Jared jones will be in jail until march 18th....and jimmy holland will be without a leg for the rest of his life.

And now the town of harrisburg is shocked at the sentence.

Harrisburg resident: "i think he shouldv'e gotta more like an 8-10 year sentence on that, i mean fair is fair."

One of jimmy's classmates also had a strong opinion.

Chase gallegos: "i just feel like it shouldv'e been a good like 9 years, 9 months is nothing."

According to court records... jones had a point 1-5-8 b.a.c.

On the afternoon of december 26-th 2018.

He admitted to slamming into a car that was broken down on diamond hill drive near harrisburg.

Holland... who was standing near the back of the car... was crushed in the collision... and later lost his leg.

Emma: i went to the district attorney's office today to get answers and i spoke with the prosecutor in charge of the case.

Coming up at 5.

Hear why he says the sentence is perfectly normal & and he has no regrets.

Reporting in albany, i'm




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