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Multiple DUI offender convicted in fatal accident

A Lake Tahoe man with a long history of drinking and driving was convicted last week of being under the influence when he struck and killed a pedestrian by an El Dorado County jury. Larry Lee Halverson, 61, had been out of prison for a little more than a year when he hit pedestrian Patrick Purnell, 51, while Purnell was crossing Ski Run Boulevard near Highway 50 on Sept. 4, 2011. Purnell died 31 days later from his injuries. Convicted of a second felony DUI in Douglas County in 2009, he faced up to seven years in prison. He was …

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The Record Courier Updated Oct 10, 2013 02:33PM Published Oct 9, 2013 09:46AM Copyright 2013 The Record Courier. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.