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Court reduces jail time of driver in fatal Crash

A driver who was facing 32 months behind bars for a deadly crash on Grand Bahama has had his prison sentence cut to four months on appeal.

Nelson Johnson turned into the path of motorcyclist Yul Marche on East Sunrise Highway in Freeport, causing a fatal crash.

Johnson pleaded guilty to killing in the course of dangerous driving on December 22, 2021.

Johnson was granted bail pending appeal four months after his conviction.

The Court of Appeal agreed with defense lawyer Osman Johnson’s arguments that the 32-month sentence was too harsh.

The court quashed the sentence and substituted a penalty of four months, which Johnson had already spent in custody prior to the appeal.

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