HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - A young man who killed his friend and seriously hurt another in a high-speed, drunken driving crash in Mokuleia four years ago was sentenced to one year in jail Wednesday.
Keanan Tantog could have received a 15-year prison term after being convicted of negligent homicide and negligent injury. Instead, Circuit Judge Dexter Del Rosario handed down the lesser punishment, plus five years probation.
Prosecutors say an intoxicated Tantog lost control of his speeding car on Farrington Highway near Dillingham Airfield in October 2006. The vehicle slammed into a pole and flipped several times. The front-seat passenger, Bobby Gouveia, 18, was killed.
The judge also ordered Tantog to pay more than $5,000 in restitution.
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