A Nevada man has been convicted of driving under the influence in connection with an accident involving a snow plow and a pickup truck on the Mount Rose Highway.
Prosecutors say 44-year-old Eric Christianson was high on methamphetamine when he was operating a state-owned snow plow on State Route 431 last year and crossed into oncoming traffic, striking a pickup truck.
The Washoe County District Attorney’s Office said Monday a jury found Christianson guilty last week of driving under the influence of a controlled substance causing substantial bodily harm. The driver of the pickup truck, a 62-year-old California man, suffered a fractured leg and had to have his foot amputated.
Christianson faces up to 20 years in prison at his sentencing scheduled for June 6.
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