of Staunton, Illinois may or or may not have been texting
when he slammed into the back of an Amish horse-and-buggy and killed its driver
, 29-year-old Eli Borntrager
, last January up near Moberly.
But one thing's for sure: he's gonna do jail time
. Eight days of "shock time," that is.
According to the Springfield News-Leader
, Fleming pleaded guilty yesterday to careless and imprudent driving. He was initially charged with second-degree manslaughter.
His sentence, the NL reports
, is this:
eight days of shock time in jail, a one-year suspended jail sentence, two years' probation and 40 hours of community service.
phone records show he sent a text to his wife a couple minutes before
the crash was called in, but Fleming denies messing with his phone at
the time of impact.
Question: Do you think the Amish should be allowed to drive their horse-and-buggies on our state highways? Daily RFT's Chad Garrison
that they should get their buggies "off the @#&*ing road," while managing editor Sarah Fenske argues for tolerance