AURORA, Colo. — A repeat drunk driver has been sentenced to 40 years in prison for running over and killing a Colorado man.

The Aurora Sentinel reports that 42-year-old Christopher Tarr had been convicted last month of second-degree murder and other charges for the August 2016 death of 22-year-old Dalton McCreary.

Police say Tarr’s vehicle slammed into McCreary as the Aurora resident and his friend had been crossing the street at a crosswalk. Investigators say McCreary pushed his friend out of the way right before he was hit.

Arapahoe County prosecutors said on Tuesday that Tarr had a prior drunk driving conviction and had taken a court-mandated Mothers Against Drunk Driving course detailing the effects of drunk driving before the fatal crash.


Information from: The Aurora Sentinel, http://www.aurorasentinel.com/