Jensen pleads guilty to vehicular homicide while under the influ - KRTV News in Great Falls, Montana

Jensen pleads guilty to vehicular homicide while under the influence

Posted: 12/06/2017 11:13:00 -07:00 Updated:

Kent Jensen, the Billings man accused of driving under the influence of marijuana when he crashed into a motorcyclist in 2016, recently admitted he had used marijuana before causing the fatal crash.

Jensen, 20 years old, pleaded guilty Monday in Yellowstone County District Court to the charge of vehicular homicide while under the influence.

Jensen failed to yield to a motorcycle on South Frontage Road and struck motorcyclist Jashua James Fry, 31.

Fry was thrown from the bike and killed.

Montana Highway Patrol troopers did not initially believe Jensen appeared impaired, but they requested a blood draw.

Jensen submitted to a blood test and his level of THC was 19 ng/ml of blood, which is more than three times the level considered intoxicated, according to the state.

As part of the plea agreement, prosecutors will recommend a sentence of 30 years at the Montana State Prison with 10 years suspended.

A sentencing date has yet to be set.

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