Driver sentenced to 9 years in prison for intoxication manslaughter

Wednesday, May 15, 2013 - 9:02am

A 21 year-old man gets 9 years for intoxication manslaughter involving the death of a baby.

Joe Montez III pleaded guilty to one count of intoxication manslaughter and two counts of intoxication assault.

Prosecutors say Montez was under the influence of alcohol in September 2012, that's when he caused the accident that killed a six month-old child.

It happened on the U.S. 77 frontage road near Wilson Road in Harlingen.

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