Paraplegic Md. Driver Could Go Back To Jail

HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) — An Ellicott City man who killed two people in a car crash in 2002 faces up to seven more years in prison for allegedly violating probation.

Matthew Meyer has a court hearing scheduled for Wednesday morning in Hagerstown.

Meyer served about four years of a seven-year prison term for two Washington County manslaughter convictions. He was released in 2008.

Prosecutors say Meyer then obtained a Maryland driver’s license and was caught last year speeding, despite a probation condition barring him from driving in the state.

If he is found in violation, Meyer could be ordered to serve a seven-year term that was suspended as part of a plea deal on the manslaughter charges.

Meyer is paralyzed from the chest down due to injuries from an earlier wreck.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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