Man gets up to 25 years in vehicular homicide case

WAVERLY, Iowa (AP) — A judge has sentenced a Clarksville man convicted of vehicular homicide to up to 25 years in prison.

The Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier reports (http://bit.ly/18DKE7Y) Alexander M. Pothast showed little emotion as the sentence was read Friday in Bremer County District Court.

A jury found him guilty May 7 of one count of homicide by vehicle while drunk and one count of vehicular homicide by reckless driving.

The 20-year-old man crashed a car in 2010, killing 18-year-old passenger Joshua Young, of Waverly.

Young’s parents urged Judge Gregg Rosenbladt to give a lengthy sentence.

His mother, Janean Young, told the judge, “We got life without Josh. That sentence is permanent.”

Pothast’s sentence is for any period up to 25 years, depending on a determination by the Iowa Board of Parole.

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Information from: Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier, http://www.wcfcourier.com

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