BROWNSBURG — Chris Hubbard, driver of a vehicle that veered off the road and crashed, causing the death of 18-year-old Nathan Gentry and injuring several others on May 19, was sentenced to probation on Tuesday.
Hubbard reportedly admitted to the courtroom that he had been smoking marijuana and drinking at a party the night before the accident.
Hubbard, 17, will be on probation until he turns 21.
The Hendrick’s County Deputy Prosecutor reportedly argued that Hubbard deserved a prison sentence, citing the fact that he had a prior criminal record. But a testimony from Gentry’s mother swung the decision to probation as she testified that she did not want to see Hubbard sent to prison.
Hubbard’s sentence will place him with a 6:30 p.m. curfew, where he is not allowed to be out of the house in the company of anyone other than his parents. This would include formal school functions.
Also according to his sentence, Hubbard will be expected to submit to random drug tests, write a formal apology to the families of the teens involved in the crash, attain and hold a B average in school, and keep a diary on a daily basis where his parents will have access to reading.