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Former Deputy Gets 120 Days After Killing Springfield Pedestrian in Hit-and-Run Crash

A former Stone County deputy was sentenced Friday to 120 days in jail after he admitted to fatally striking a pedestrian with his car and then fleeing the scene.

Shawn Bouley, 41, was given the "shock time" and probation in connection with a Jan. 22, 2017 crash that killed 45-year-old Bradley Bizzle.

Police say the crash occurred at about 11 p.m. as Bizzle was walking diagonally across the intersection of National Avenue and Cherry Street.

According to a probable cause statement in the case, Bouley told investigators he was "drunk" or "buzzed" and was aware that he had hit something - possibly a person - as he drove his 1995 Cadillac Seville north on National Avenue past Cherry Street, but he didn't stop because he was "scared."

Prosecutors say that since Bouley wasn't contacted by police until the day after the crash, there was no physical evidence of intoxication...

(Read the full story shared by the Springfield News-Leader here.)


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