GRANGEVILLE Fines and jail time were ordered for a Lewiston man sentenced last week on a misdemeanor vehicular manslaughter charge related to a 2014 accident.
At his Oct. 6 sentencing, Matthew J. Duffel, 19, was ordered to pay a total $1,397.50 in fines and court costs, serve 180 days in the Idaho County Jail and have his driver’s privileges suspended for 180 days. Of this sentence, Magistrate Judge Jeff Payne suspended 150 days of jail time and placed Duffel on probation for 24 months.
Duffel was charged with the misdemeanor concerning a June 2, 2014, accident south of Pollock in which his vehicle collided with an oncoming semi-truck. Duffel’s passenger, Caden A. Lockhart, 17, of Hamilton, Mont., died at the scene.
Deputy Idaho County Prosecutor Adam Green handled the case. Duffel was represented by attorney Scott Olds.