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Man Sentenced 2 Years In DUI Crash

BEL AIR, Md. (AP) — A Joppa man has been sentenced to two years in prison for a DUI crash that injured a woman so severely that she had to have her legs amputated.

Herman Ziemann, 28, pleaded guilty on Monday to driving under the influence of controlled dangerous substances causing life threatening injury. A Harford County Circuit judge sentenced Ziemann to prison, fines and 1,000 hours of community service.

Prosecutors say Ziemann was under the influence of methadone and cocaine when he crashed into a car on Interstate 95 on June 28, 2011.

Ziemann’s car crossed three lanes and hit another vehicle. A woman in that vehicle, Rebecca Walsh, had to have her legs amputated just below the knees after the crash.

(Copyright 2013 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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