Topeka man pleads guilty in pedestrian's death 

October 24, 2017 - 8:57 pm

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A Topeka man has pleaded guilty in the July 4, 2016 death of a pedestrian.

Jason Patterson entered the plea Tuesday to involuntary manslaughter and driving under the influence.

Patterson was charged in the death of Tara French, 60. She was hit by a truck on the west side of Lake Shawnee.

Police determined Patterson had a blood alcohol level of 0.18% when he was stopped after the accident. The legal limit in Kansas is 0.08%.

Sentencing is scheduled for Dec. 19.

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