A 20-year-old Fort Washakie man has been sentenced to six months in federal prison for hitting and injuring a skateboarder while driving drunk, United States Attorney Nicholas Vassallo announced late Monday.

The incident happened on Sept. 10, 2022, on the Wind River Indian Reservation.

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Vassallo says Leslie Frank Noseep III was driving on Old Wind River Highway when he swerved into the oncoming lane and hit a 14-year-old who was riding his skateboard on the side of the road.

"The boy suffered deep lacerations on his knees and calf," Vassallo said in a press release.

"Noseep fled the scene and was later apprehended by law enforcement," Vassallo added.

In addition to the six-month prison sentence, Noseep was also ordered to pay $458.96 in restitution and a $100 special assessment.

Noseep will be subject to three years of supervised release once he is released from prison.

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