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Published January 09, 2013, 09:18 AM

Belcourt man sentenced for involuntary manslaughter

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A North Dakota man accused of hitting and killing a pedestrian while driving drunk has been sentenced to federal prison.

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A North Dakota man accused of hitting and killing a pedestrian while driving drunk has been sentenced to federal prison.

Thirty-year-old Koleman Gourneau, of Belcourt, was sentenced to serve four years and nine months behind bars and another three years on supervised release. He pleaded guilty last September to a charge of involuntary manslaughter.

U.S. Attorney Timothy Purdon says Gourneau hit a woman after leaving a bar west of Belcourt on Oct. 12, 2011, causing fatal injuries.

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