Man gets up to 10 years for Evansville hit-and-run

By: AP
By: AP

Evansville, WY (AP) - A man who ran over an 11-year-old boy in Evansville last summer, dragging him under his pickup, says he doesn't remember what happened.

Lawrence Martinez was sentenced to between nine and 10 years in prison Tuesday in Casper for the hit-and-run crash that left the boy critically injured. A tearful Martinez told Judge Thomas Sullins that that he didn't remember what happened and he wanted to ask the boy's family for forgiveness.

The Casper Star-Tribune ( reports that Martinez told investigators that he had five beers before the Aug. 17 incident.

Investigators say he swerved into oncoming traffic and then onto the sidewalk, where the boy was riding his scooter.

Sullins said the maximum sentence was appropriate given his criminal record, including two driving under the influence convictions.

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