Texan gets 15 years in death of boy, 4, struck by motorcycle

GALVESTON, Texas (AP) - A Southeast Texas motorcyclist must serve 15 years in prison for the death of a 4-year-old boy who was struck last summer while playing near a road.
 
Prosecutors in Galveston say 38-year-old Justin James Forsyth of Friendswood was sentenced Friday a day after being convicted of intoxication manslaughter.
 
Investigators say the victim, Adriel Hernandez, died last July after being struck by the motorcycle in Bacliff (BAY'-klif).
 
Authorities say Forsyth was driving on the wrong side of the road when the cycle hit the boy as the child played with a toy truck. Prosecutors say Forsyth's blood alcohol level was recorded at more than three times the legal limit for driving.
 
Forsyth had a prior conviction in Michigan for operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated.

© 2017 Associated Press


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