Montana man pleads guilty to crash that killed wife
BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) -- A Manhattan man has pleaded no contest to vehicular
homicide while under the influence for a crash last year that killed his wife.
The Bozeman Daily Chronicle reports that Belgrade Liquor Store owner Michael
Soule entered his plea Monday in Gallatin County District Court.
Prosecutors say Soule was driving more than 100 mph with a blood-alcohol
content nearly three times the legal limit when he crashed Jan. 25 last year, killing
his 37-year-old wife, Jennifer.
The plea agreement calls for Soule to receive a 10-year suspended sentence and
get a chemical dependency evaluation. He also must not possess alcohol or drugs
while on probation.
Soule is scheduled to be sentenced Feb. 25. Judge Mike Salvagni isn't obligated
to accept the plea deal, but if he deviates from it Soule can withdraw his n contest plea.
Information from: Bozeman Daily Chronicle