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Glen Burnie man sentenced to 12 years for negligent manslaughter

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Posted at 6:15 PM, Dec 10, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-10 18:15:10-05

BALTIMORE — A Glen Burnie man was sentenced Tuesday on manslaughter charges.

According to the Anne Arundel County State's Attorney's Office, Christopher Thomas was driving a Ford F-150 pick-up truck in wrong direction in the eastbound lanes on MD Route 32 on February 16.

That's when he crashed into Raymond McCarter, who was driving eastbound on MD Route 32. Investigators said McCarter's Toyota Camry spun before stopping in the shoulder. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Officials said Thomas continued to drive down the wrong side of the road before coming to a stop.

When Anne Arundel County Police arrived, they could smell alcohol on Thomas' breath. He was advised of his rights and agreed to take a breathalyzer test where his blood alcohol concentration (BAC) was .19, 11 points above the state law.

Thomas will serve 12 years in prison for one count of negligent manslaughter and lesser charges.

The maximum sentence for manslaughter is 10 years.