MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – An Eden Prairie man was sentenced to four years in prison after pleading guilty to criminal vehicular homicide in the drunk driving crash that killed his nephew.
Randoll Guy Sloan, 48, pleaded guilty in May to three counts of criminal vehicular homicide in the death of Kyle Boline, a 23-year-old Marine Corps veteran who served in Afghanistan.
On Thursday, the Hennepin County Attorney’s Office said that Judge Fred Karasov sentenced Sloan to four years in prison and a $6,000 fine, because of the circumstances of the crash and the fact that Sloan has a prior DWI.
“He knew alcohol was a huge problem to him,” the judge said, according to the attorney’s office. “I don’t think we are talking about an isolated issue here.”
The crash that killed Boline happened almost a year ago. On Aug. 1, 2013, Sloan and Boline were in Sloan’s speeding Corvette convertible when it missed a curve, hit a power pole and flipped over. Both Sloan and Boline were thrown from the car.
According to a criminal complaint, Sloan’s blood-alcohol level was more than twice the legal limit, at 0.19.
Sloan’s attorney argued that his client had no memory of the crash, and didn’t know which one of them was driving. The judge took that to say Sloan was blaming the crash on his nephew.
Boline’s wife, parents and siblings all requested the maximum penalty for Sloan.
The Marine Corps veteran had recently moved to Minnesota before the crash.