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Man sentenced to 16 years in prison for fatal DUI crash

Posted: 12:36 PM, Jul 13, 2018
Updated: 2018-07-13 21:34:35Z

A 31-year-old man who pleaded guilty in a fatal DUI crash has been sentenced to 16 years in prison.

Kevin Richard Hevel was sentenced Friday by a Maricopa County Superior Court judge after previously pleading guilty to second-degree murder in the 2017 death of 61-year-old Peter Rankin.
Rankin was killed while bicycling after Hevel drove off a street and onto a sidewalk. Hevel then drove off before colliding with a marked police car.
The County Attorney's Office said Hevel told police that he had "a lot to drink" and that he later was found to have a blood-alcohol level of 0.235, or nearly three times Arizona's presumed limit of 0.08.