A retired Army Colonel convicted in the 2015 drunk driving hit-and-run death of a Colorado State Trooper was sentenced to 8 years in prison on Tuesday.
Eric Peter Henderson, 52, must also serve 5 years parole. Last month, he pleaded guilty to vehicular homicide under the influence of alcohol stemming from a November 15, 2015 incident in which he struck State Trooper Jaimie Jursevics, 33, as she was attempting to direct a vehicle along the highway.
After striking Jursevics, Henderson drove his vehicle down the roadway for another mile before pulling over and checking the front of his truck. He was stopped by another trooper at that time and taken into custody.
Henderson had been returning from a Broncos game and had consumed six beers prior to driving. His BAC at the time of his arrest was .199, nearly 2.5 times the legal limit.
Trooper Jursevics left behind an 8-month old daughter.