UPDATE: UTC student gets 10 years for fatal DUI crash
PANAMA CITY, FL (AP) - A 19-year-old from Tennessee will spend at least 10 years in prison for a drunken spring break crash that killed another tourist in Panama City Beach.
Circuit Judge Michael Overstreet sentenced Bruce George of Nolensville, Tennessee, to a little over 10 years after he pleaded no contest to DUI manslaughter charges on Thursday.
He said George didn't deserve treatment as a youthful offender. George was a freshman at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga at the time.
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George was accused of drunk driving in a March crash that killed 22-year-old Brandon Beverly of Knoxville, Tennessee.
Police say George, a freshman at UTC, was traveling on Thomas Drive when he collided with a scooter, driven by Beverly.
Beverly was transported to a nearby hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
The Panama City News Herald (http://bit.ly/1x9wuKY ) reports George will also be required to speak to high school students twice a year about the dangers of drunk driving.
He will also give the Bay County Chamber of Commerce a presentation on how his decisions during Spring Break have affected his life.