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Thu December 18, 2003
Drunk Fire Fighter Sentenced
Newcastle, Wy – A firefighter accused of driving drunk before a rollover that killed 16-year-old volunteer firefighter Anndee Huber was sentenced today to 14 to 18 years in prison.
Forty-seven-year-old Ronald Caillier pleaded guilty in July to aggravated vehicular homicide in the May 22nd crash south of Newcastle.
District Judge Dan R-Price The Second also ordered Caillier to pay more than 99-hundred dollars in restitution. He was given credit for 208 days in jail.
Huber's father, Gary Huber, says his family is satisfied with the sentence, which he hopes will prevent similar tragedies.
Prosecutors say Caillier five beers in 90 minutes at a bar that night before being called out to a grass fire. He says he lost control of the tanker in trying to avoid an antelope, rolling it one-and-three-quarters times.
Huber was ejected and crushed underneath the 25-ton truck.