War Memorial Repaired After Drunken Driver Crash
by Associated Press
September 11, 2013 10:28 AM
Aberdeen's Vietnam War memorial has been repaired in time for a weekend of activities slated to honor veterans of the war.
The monument was damaged by a drunken driver in April. City Parks Superintendent Mark Hoven says that repairs cost nearly $12,500. City Attorney Adam Altman says the drunken driver is being required to reimburse the city.
Forty-nine-year-old Thomas Harwood pleaded guilty last month to a third drunken-driving charge in a 10-year span, a felony. He was sentenced to serve 45 days in jail and spend two years on probation, ordered to pay more than $1,200 in fines and fees and ordered to make restitution.
Court documents say Altman's blood-alcohol level was nearly five times the legal limit for driving.