A 34-year-old man was sentenced Friday to a four-year sentence for being drunk when he ran a red light, collided with another vehicle at a Minneapolis intersection and killed the other motorist.
The sentencing of Terrance J. Bugg, of Minneapolis, came after he pleaded guilty in May in Hennepin County District Court to two counts of felony driving homicide in connection with the accident on September 12, 2020, which killed Emigdio Gonzalez Tobon, 55, of Minneapolis.
Two women in Bugg’s SUV, ages 26 and 35, suffered non-critical injuries.
With credit for time in jail, Bugg will spend just over 2 1⁄2 years in prison and the balance on probation.
According to the criminal complaint:
Bugg was speeding in his Honda Pilot as he headed west on E. 26th Street at around 3:40 a.m., when he ran through a red light and ran through a Chevy Traverse traveling southbound on S. Cedar Avenue. The impact sent the two SUVs into a building.
A blood test taken two hours later at HCMC showed Bugg had a blood alcohol level of 0.15%, nearly double the legal level for driving in Minnesota.
Bugg was driving even though his license was revoked at the time, according to the state Department of Public Safety. His criminal record includes a drunk driving conviction in 2014.