Dowagiac man sentenced after injuring veteran

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A Dowagiac man is spending time in jail, after driving drunk and injuring a Marine veteran in April.

The man, 28-year-old Matthew Douglas Cutlip, pleaded guilty to second offense drunk driving and attempted resisting and obstructing police.

Cutlip was sentenced to 180 days vehicle immobilization and 12 months of counseling on the drunk driving charge.

He was given two years probation, 30 days in jail, and $125 in fines.

Leadership Publications reports that the man who was hit, a medically discharged Marine, worked for three years to integrate back into society, had just gotten a job, and is now back in counseling after the crash.


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