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UPDATE: Man who blamed big rig crash on zombies pleads guilty, maximum sentence is 5 years

 

Last updated 4/6/2013 at Noon

Clean up crews work at clearing debris in the northbound lanes of Interstate 15 between Temecula Pkwy. and Rancho California Rd. The semi was transporting strawberries.

MURRIETA - A 19-year-old man who stole a big rig truck in Temecula and crashed it into several cars during what he told authorities was an attempt to flee ''zombies'' will get up to five years in prison, a District Attorney's Office spokesman said today.

Jeremiah Clyde Hartline pleaded guilty on Monday at the Southwest Justice Center in Murrieta to a felony count each of assault with a deadly weapon, hit-and-run resulting in injury and taking a vehicle without the owner's consent, along with a sentence-enhancing great bodily injury allegation.

Riverside County District Attorney's Office s...



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