A Connecticut man who was driving drunk when he caused a fatal crash in New Jersey has been sentenced to four years in prison.
A judge imposed the sentence Friday after Robert McGowan's lawyer asked that he receive probation. The 30-year-old Trumbull man had pleaded guilty to vehicular homicide in August.
The charge stemmed from an October 2011 crash in Westfield.
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Authorities say McGowan was driving drunk and speeding when he ran a stop sign and crashed into a car driven by 69-year-old Peter Tyliczka, who was thrown from his vehicle.
Tyliczka died from his injuries. His then-61-year-old girlfriend, a passenger in his car, was seriously injured.
McGowan was elected to the Trumbull Town Council shortly before he was indicted in November 2015. But he resigned a short time later.