David E. Burdick, 58, of Nampa, was sentenced Tuesday for the vehicular manslaughter of Ryan Chadez on March 9, 2014.
Chadez was crossing the street near the Nampa intersection of Orchard and Horton when he was hit by a van, police said. Burdick, the van's driver, failed a field sobriety test, and blood tests later revealed he had been under the influence of amphetamine and methamphetamine at the time of the crash, according to court records.
In addition to at least five years in prison, 3rd District Judge Christopher Nye ordered Burdick to pay $28,772 in restitution and a $5,000 civil penalty. He also suspended Burdick's driver's license.
“A mother and father lost their son because Mr. Burdick made two very bad decisions – using methamphetamine and driving while impaired,” Canyon County Prosecutor Bryan Taylor said in a news release. “Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol is a deadly and vicious crime that can be avoided, and it’s up to us as a community to be on the front lines. If you see an impaired person getting ready to drive, you need to do everything in your power to take the keys away.”