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Bemidji Minnesota P.O. Box 455 56619

CROOKSTON, Minn. -- A Grand Forks, N.D., man who was drunk when he caused an accident on U.S. Highway 2 near Fisher, Minn., killing a Crookston woman, was sentenced to four years in prison Monday.

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Daniel Dean Johnson, 21, was also ordered by Judge Tamara Lynn Yon in state District Court in Crookston to pay $15,482.97 in restitution in the Feb. 3 death of Darcy Jablonski, 39.

The Minnesota State Patrol reported that at 2:16 a.m., Feb. 3, Jablonski's car collided with Johnson's pickup, which was stopped facing west in the eastbound lane. Fog limited visibility at the time of the accident.

Johnson, whose blood alcohol content tested twice the legal limit of .08, entered a Norgaard Plea on the charge of criminal vehicular homicide on April 20.

The plea admits guilt, but states the defendant is unable to remember the facts due to intoxication or amnesia.

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