ELK RIVER, Minn. (AP) — A drunken driver who led police on a chase that ended with a deadly crash in Sherburne County has been sentenced to more than 10 years in prison.

Jason Rothmeyer, 39, had a blood alcohol content of nearly three times the legal limit when he led police on a chase through Becker in August 2018 with speeds exceeding 100 mph, according to a criminal complaint.

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Rothmeyer eventually collided with another vehicle at an intersection, killing 18-year-old Kyle Foley and injuring two others. Rothmeyer fled on foot following the crash. A judge Thursday sentenced Rothmeyer to 10 years and 8 months behind bars.

He pleaded guilty in September to fleeing police resulting in death, two counts of criminal vehicular operation and causing great bodily harm. Nine remaining charges were dismissed.

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Rothmeyer apologized to Foley’s family in court.

“I know there’s a lot of you that hate me, but there’s no one that hates me more than I hate myself,” he said.

Rothmeyer’s friends asked the judge for leniency, saying he had no criminal history prior to the crash and is a father of young children.

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