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Sailor found guilty in fatal DUI crash sentenced to 2 years, 90 days in prison

Posted at 10:20 AM, Apr 29, 2015
and last updated 2015-04-29 12:03:45-04

Virginia Beach, Va. - Navy petty officer Peter Teneyck was sentenced in a Virginia Beach court on Wednesday almost a year after he killed a man while driving drunk in Virginia Beach.

Peter Teneyck

Peter Teneyck

Teneyck pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter and DUI back in January for the May 2014 crash that killed 50-year-old Jim Miller.

He was sentenced to serve two years and 90 days in prison.

Before the crash, Teneyck had been convicted of DUI twice.

A judge granted Teneyck bond after his May arrest. But as a part of his bond, he was ordered to leave jail and be in the custody of the military, living on base at the Norfolk Naval Shipyard. He could only leave the base for necessary medical care or to meet with his attorney and could only be transported by the military, his mother, father or sister. He was ordered not to use any alcohol or illegal drugs and was being monitored via SCRAM device.

The Navy says Teneyck served as a quarter master second class at Naval Medical Center Portsmouth, but was on long-term limited duty while undergoing medical treatment for lung cancer. He received a double lung transplant in April 2014.

Teneyck had returned to court and asked if his bond could be modified so he could ride his bike to and from Norfolk Naval Shipyard and Portsmouth Naval Medical Center.

The Commonwealth Attorney objected but a judge granted the revision.

Then just 11 days later, Teneyck was arrested again for trying to buy drugs in Norfolk. He later pleaded guilty.

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