A 24-year-old man from Barre, Vermont has been sentenced to 30 days in prison after he pleaded guilty to driving under the influence of alcohol and seriously injuring a passenger in his vehicle, who was visiting from Virginia at the time.
On May 11, nearly one year after the one-car crash occurred, Matthew E. Shedd was sentenced at a hearing in Vermont District Court.
As a result of the incident, 27-year-old Virginia resident Tasha Pecor suffered three broken bones in her back, two broken bones in her neck, a broken breast bone, a broken collarbone, and scars on her face and legs.
Shedd has a prior DUI conviction from 2006.
Early on the morning of June 7, 2008, Shedd was northbound in a Saab when he ran the car partially into a river.
Shedd, his wife, Danielle Shedd, and Pecor all received hospital transport.
Shedd was interviewed at the hospital by Vermont state trooper Megan Wells, who said she smelled alcohol and gave him sobriety tests. His blood-alcohol content was measured at 0.113.
Shedd received a full sentence of one to five years, but the majority was suspended, leaving him with 30 days in jail and 30 days of work crew.