Frederick Man Admits Involvement in Fatal Truck Accident


A Frederick man has admitted that he was under the influence of alcohol when he ran a stop light at Buckeystown Pike and Lily Pons Road, striking another vehicle. Cole Hallyburton, 20, admitted that his blood alcohol content was more than twice the legal limit at the time of the accident. A passenger in his truck, 20-year-old Luke Bartlett, was killed in the crash. Hallyburton pled guilty to negligent vehicular manslaughter. He was ordered to serve 18 months in jail, six months of home detention after his release, 100 hours of community service, and to continue to participate in substance abuse treatment.

Though the initial sentence handed down was an 8 and a half year prison term, the judge in the case suspended all but 18 months, noting that the defendant was a law-abiding citizen in all other respects. He admonished Hallyburton that he would re-impose the full sentence if Hallyburton violated his probation by using alcohol.

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