York man gets 8 years in DUI wreck death

  • Posted: Wednesday, May 8, 2013 9:53 p.m.

YORK (AP) — A 20-year-old York man has been sentenced to eight years in prison after he pleaded guilty to felony driving under the influence in the death of his girlfriend last year.

James Kyle Rose said he smoked marijuana, drank beer and then was speeding in her car when it wrecked on state Highway 49.

Eighteen-year-old Clarissa Disbrow died and two other people were seriously injured in the wreck July 24.

Rose also pleaded guilty to two counts of driving under the influence resulting in injury and driving under suspension.

Circuit Judge Paul Burch also ordered Rose to serve five years of probation and to obtain substance abuse and job counseling. He also was ordered to pay $6,000 to the victims’ families.

Rose had faced up to 55 years in prison.

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