MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – A 39-year-old Farmington man was sentenced to 545 days in jail, 13 years probation and 90 days of home monitoring over three years in connection with a Christmas Eve 2009 crash that killed one person.

Jeffrey Arthur Martin had been charged with criminal vehicular homicide, criminal vehicular injury, child endangerment and third-degree DWI. He was convicted by a Dakota County jury on Oct. 31, 2011. Martin was also fined $1,000 and ordered to pay restitution.

According to a criminal complaint, Martin was driving a car with his three kids, ages 10, 9 and 4 at the time, when he caused a crash in Lakeville that killed 88-year-old Everett Letterly and injured his wife. Martin had a blood alcohol level of .17 at the time of the crash, which is more than twice the legal limit for driving in Minnesota.

Comments (7)
  1. rhys becker says:

    the guy gets what he deserves

    1. Jonathan says:

      This guy isn’t even getting close to what he deserves.

  2. Logan says:

    2 Dead + 3 injured kids + .17 BAC = Less than 2 yrs in jail = WE ARE ALL DOOMED!!

    Can’t believe what I just read… Does no one else think this is completely bogus?

    1. Sarah says:

      Agreed. This is a pretty typical sentence for someone who was driving drunk and either killed someone or not. We as a society need to change our ideas about driving. When you are behind the wheel you need to be sober and paying 100% attention to the road. You are driving a giant steel bullet, a wrong move could mean killing yourself or someone. Driving is not something to take lightly.

  3. Reality says:

    Remember folks when you want to murder someone, do it while you are drinking and driving. You will serve by far less time in jail then shooting someone. Stupid Liberal Judges.

  4. james says:

    He should have got the death pelety or at least life in preason with no chane of getting out

  5. Sue says:

    Minnesota is a JOKE!

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