Epileptic man sentenced to probation in fatal truck crash

By The Associated Press

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PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) _ An epileptic man has been sentenced to probation for fatally striking a Navy base police detective with his truck.

A federal court judge on Thursday sentenced 54-year-old Alan Bradley, of Middletown, to five years of probation. The first year will be served on home confinement.        

He must perform 1,500 hours of community service and pay restitution of more than $16,000.

Bradley was found guilty in June of operating a motor vehicle in reckless disregard of the safety of others, resulting in death. He was driving a government vehicle on Sept. 26, 2013, on Naval Station Newport when he hit Frank Lema of Middletown, who was walking.

Bradley had been warned by his physician to not drive because of his epilepsy.        

His lawyer didn’t immediately return a message seeking comment. 

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