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Victim’s dad hugs man who killed his son before sentencing

Aleksander Teimouri was killed by a drunken driver riding home from work on his bicycle on Dec. 26, 2018 in Cranberry Township. On Thursday, his father asked the court for the maximum sentence for the David William Lohr, who pleaded no contest to charges of homicide by vehicle while driving drunk. Submitted photo
22-year-old cyclist hit by drunk driver in Cranberry Twp

The father of a 22-year-old man who was killed by a drunk driver in December 2018 while he was riding his bicycle home from work in Cranberry Township hugged the defendant, whose son died from a drug overdose.

Grief and guilt were on display in an emotional hearing Thursday in Butler County Common Pleas Court when David William Lohr, 55, of Cranberry Township was sentenced to serve 22 to 60 months in prison after he pleaded no contest to charges of homicide by vehicle while driving under the influence and DUI.

Lohr will be allowed to petition the court to be released on parole after 15 months and serve the balance of the sentence on house arrest.

Arul Teimouri, the father of the victim Aleksander Teimouri, asked for the maximum sentence to be imposed so it would send a message that there are consequences for driving drunk.

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