Driver sentenced to 25 years in deaths during New Jersey pop-up car rally

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE, N.J. (AP) — A driver charged in separate crashes that killed two people during a pop-up car rally in southern New Jersey has been sentenced to 25 years in state prison. Thirty-eight-year-old Gerald White of New Castle, Delaware, pleaded guilty last year to aggravated manslaughter and aggravated assault. White's attorney sought leniency but the judge in Thursday's hearing cited White’s extensive criminal history in imposing the full term. Authorities said White's blood alcohol level was twice the legal limit and he was fleeing another crash when he hit a car and two pedestrians. He apologized during sentencing, saying he prays daily and "wasn’t out there trying to hurt people.”
 

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