ZEPHYR COVE, Nev. (AP) — A 41-year-old Northern California man convicted of causing a fatal accident while under the influence of methamphetamine at Lake Tahoe last summer has been sentenced to six to 20 years in prison.
Jarrad Dominguez admitted he was driving under the influence when he crossed the centerline on U.S. Highway 50 near Zephyr Cove and collided head-on with another vehicle on June 13, 2019 and killed Hugo Parra Soliz, a Carson City father of three.
The (Gardnerville) Record-Courier reports Dominguez apologized to Soliz' widow during Tuesday's sentencing. He also was ordered to pay a $2,000 fine and reimburse authorities for his extradition from California.
Defense attorney Roberto Fuentes Jr. admitted that the fatal collision was not his client's first offense, saying the bulk of his offenses were out of California and most involved driving under the influence.
Dominguez recently lived in Winton and Gold River.
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