MADISON, Ind. - A teenager who drove his car into a crowd during last year's Madison Regatta in southern Indiana has been sentenced on criminal recklessness charges.
Eighteen-year-old Michael Bowen was sentenced today in Jefferson Superior Court. He'll serve three years in prison with a final year split between in-home detention and probation.
Bowen pleaded guilty in April to three counts of criminal recklessness causing serious bodily injury and three counts of driving while under the influence of a controlled substance. He admitted to smoking marijuana the night before the July second, 2006, crash.
Two bystanders were hospitalized in critical condition after the crash during the Ohio River speedboat race, and one woman had her left arm and leg amputated.
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