GRANGEVILLE — An Arizona man was sentenced early last month in connection to a 2014 accident resulting in the death of a Grangeville motorcyclist.

At his July 5 sentencing, James K. Prevot, 55, of Tucson, was ordered to pay $390 in fines/court costs, and was placed on a six-month probation. Magistrate Judge Jeff Payne withheld judgment in the matter for six months, at the end of which if Prevot satisfies terms of his sentencing the case would be dismissed.

Prevot was sentenced for inattentive driving, a misdemeanor, amended from misdemeanor vehicular manslaughter. As part of an agreement, Prevot entered an Alford plea to the amended charge, in which he maintains his innocence concerning the charge; however, he admits he would likely be convicted by a jury on the evidence.

The charge resulted from a Sept. 14, 2014, incident in which Prevot, traveling northbound on Johnston Road, struck the rear of a northbound motorcycle driven by Arlen L. Burton, 60. Burton was transported to Syringa Hospital where he was later declared deceased.

Idaho County Prosecutor Kirk MacGregor handled the case. Prevot was represented by attorney James Siebe.

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