Washoe County deputy pleads no contest in fatal crash
RENO, Nev. (AP) - A Washoe County sheriff’s deputy has been fined $1,140 after pleading no contest to misdemeanor vehicular manslaughter in a Reno crash that killed a motorcyclist last October.
Judge Derek Dreiling of Reno Justice Court sentenced Deputy Jade Brinson on Tuesday in the death of 74-year-old Joel Edwards of Sparks.
A lawyer for Edwards’ family said they hoped Brinson would get some jail time and were disappointed by the sentence Attorney David Houston also said the family will seek a financial settlement with the county.
Edwards was killed Oct. 16 when Brinson made a left turn into Edwards’ path while responding to reports of a drunk driver.
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