Man gets 10 years for causing fatal crash while on drugs

WISCASSET, Maine (AP) — A Maine man has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for causing a fatal crash while under the influence of methamphetamine and THC, the active ingredient of cannabis.

The Kennebec Journal reports that 26-year-old Patrick Shorey, who has lived in both Augusta and Waterville, was sentenced May 28 for vehicular manslaughter and other charges.

Shorey struck a station wagon driven by 75-year-old Carolyn Blouin of Rockville, Connecticut, while driving south on Route 27 in Dresden in June 2017. Blouin died at the scene. Her 81-year-old husband, Charles, suffered several broken bones, including a leg and a hip.

Shorey didn’t have a driver’s license at the time.

Shorey expressed remorse in a written court statement and described his unstable upbringing with a mother who was addicted to drugs.

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