YORK, Pa. (AP) – A Glen Rock man has been sentenced to 8½ to 17 years in prison in a 2013 crash that claimed the life of his brother.
Jamey Hartless, 50, pleaded guilty last month in York County to homicide by vehicle, DUI, reckless driving and reckless endangering.
He was originally charged with third-degree murder in the December 2013 crash in York Township that killed 51-year-old Timothy Hartless.
The York Dispatch reports that Hartless said in court Wednesday that he had struggled with alcohol and drugs his entire life, and missed his brother “every day” – but it was not in his true nature to hurt anyone.
Common Pleas Judge Richard Renn, however, said that while many people suffer from addiction, not all drive impaired and “put people in jeopardy.”