Filer Man Sentenced For Role in Death Of CSI Students
A Filer man will spend 10 days in jail and complete 10 days of community service for his role in an accident that killed two College of Southern Idaho students. 21-year-old Kade D. Laughlin pleaded guilty this morning to reckless driving as part of a plea deal with the twin falls county prosecutor. The accident occurred last September along Highway 30. Laughlin was accused of chasing 18-year-old Ryan Reinhardt’s vehicle after an argument at a party. Both Reinhardt and 19-year-old Devon Austin both from Coeur d’Alene died in the crash. A passenger, 19-year-old Jessica Duran survived. Reinhardt’s blood alcohol level was .19, twice the legal limit of .08. The times news reports that Laughlin previously pleaded guilty to a drunken driving charge and was ordered to pay a $582 fine and placed on probation for one year. Yesterday a judge sentenced him to serve180 days in jail but then suspended all but 20 days of the sentence. He must also pay $500 in fines and serve an additional two years of probation. He will also lose his driving privileges for 30 days.