The Washoe County District Attorney’s Office confirms 44-year-old Eric Christiansen was found guilty by a jury of driving under the influence of a controlled substance causing substantial bodily harm. Tahoe Daily Tribune reports the conviction stems from a serious accident a year ago on Mount Rose Highway while Christiansen driving plow high on methamphetamine.
Christiansen was operating a Nevada Department of Transportation snow plow on Nevada Route 431 on March 22, 2018 when he crossed into the oncoming traffic, striking pickup truck driven by a 62 year old man from Kings Beach, California. The man in the truck fractured leg and had to have his foot amputated.
The driver faces up to 20 years in prison at his sentencing scheduled for June 6th.
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