An Elm Creek man convicted of vehicular homicide and drunken driving for a crash that killed his friend was sentenced Thursday in Hall County District Court to six months in jail and five years probation.
Forty-four-year-old Larry Gydesen was convicted of driving under the influence on the night of October 12, 2014 when his SUV crashed into a Grand Island detention pond.
A passenger, 44-year-old John Zebert of Grand Island drowned after the crash.
Police say Gydesen’s blood alcohol level was more than twice the legal limit at the time of the crash.
By Brent Wiethorn, KKPR, Kearney