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Reno man gets up to 40 years for double-fatal, DUI crash

Posted at 3:54 PM, Feb 28, 2018
and last updated 2018-02-28 18:54:52-05

A 23-year-old Reno man has been sentenced to up to 40 years in prison for a DUI crash that killed two people last February.

Jesus Rojo-Perez will have to serve a minimum of 14 years before he's considered for parole.

He pleaded guilty last month to two counts of driving under the influence of alcohol or a controlled substance.

Prosecutors said Rojo-Perez used marijuana and cocaine before driving drunk and causing the crash that killed his 18-year-old passenger and the 28-year-old driver of another car.

A third passenger told authorities the man who died in the crash had removed his seatbelt and demanded that Rojo-Perez pull over to let him walk home. But instead, Rojo-Perez angrily sped through a stop sign before crashing into the other vehicle.