A Vietnam’s court on Tuesday sentenced an American man to three years in jail for causing a deadly traffic accident in Ho Chi Minh City that killed a woman.
Shane Denoon, 41, was accused of violating road traffic regulations and caused a deadly accident, the court said.
According to the indictment, while Denoon was driving a motorbike on Nguyen Van Troi Street in Phu Nhuan District on January 27 last year, Shane Denoon hit into a woman cycling in front of him.
The woman suffered a traumatic brain injury and died. Shane Denoon was also hospitalized for his injuries.
Denoon failed to provide a valid driving license. Before causing the accident, Shane Denoon had drunk a lot of alcohol with his friends.
At the court, Denoon said he did not remember anything about the accident. When Shane Denoon woke up, he was already in the hospital.
His family paid the victim’s family USD8,965 (VND200 million) in compensation and petitioned the court to reduce the punishment for Denoon.