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McPherson, Kan. -- A man who pleaded no contest to a DUI-related crash that critically injured a McPherson woman has been sentenced to more than two years behind bars.
Jeffrey Paul Davis was pleaded no contest earlier this year to aggravated battery while driving under the influence for the crash last year that critically injured Mija Stockman.
Stockman was driving to her teaching job in Lindsborg on the day of the crash, when her car was hit head on by a truck driven by Davis. The accident left Stockman with severe brain trauma.
Stockman has improved, but there is no guarantee she will ever fully recover.
Davis was sentenced Monday to 34 months in jail, a sentence that will likely only keep him behind bars for 23 months. He has already been incarcerated for the past six months during the trial.
The judge in the case said that giving probation to Davis while working through an inpatient rehab program would likely endanger others and that jail time would be best for everyone.
The case has not been finalized yet because there is still the matter of restitution to Stockman and her family for their expenses since the accident.