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Driver In Fatal Hit-And-Run Gets Probation

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Posted at 7:47 AM, Mar 29, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-29 08:47:26-04

A man who was responsible for a fatal alcohol-fueled hit-and-run crash in Knoxville has been released on probation as part of a plea agreement after a new trial was ordered.

News outlets report that 26-year-old Curtis Scott Harper will serve the next 10 years on probation after pleading guilty Monday to three counts of vehicular homicide and related charges.

Harper had been sentenced to 30 years on three counts of vehicular homicide in 2013 in connection with the May 2012 deaths of three bystanders, including a pregnant woman.

In November, the Tennessee Court of Criminal Appeals ordered a new trial, finding that the judge was wrong to allow the display of the trial's most gruesome photographs because the images were unnecessary in determining whether Harper was speeding, drunk or both.