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Man who ran away from crash in January sentenced

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POCATELLO — A Pocatello man who pleaded guilty to driving under the influence and leaving the scene of an injury crash has been sentenced.

Renato Martinez, 23, accepted a plea agreement in June. District Court Judge Rick Carnaroli sentenced him Thursday to between two and four years in prison. However, the judge suspended that sentence, and Martinez was placed on four years probation. He was also given 120 day of discretionary jail time if he violates his probation.

Martinez was arrested on Jan. 10 after running from the scene of a two-car crash. Officers found him after running the registration of his vehicle, which was left at the scene. The driver of the other vehicle suffered non-life-threatening injuries and was transported to Portneuf Medical Center.

In addition prison and probation, Martinez must complete a treatment program, and pay $1,045.50 in fees and fines.

For driving under the influence, Martinez will pay an additional $702.50 in fines and must complete 30 hours of community service.

CORRECTION: A previous version of this article incorrectly stated Martinez’s sentence. It has been corrected and updated. apologizes for the error.