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Nampa man sentenced for vehicular manslaughter

Nampa man sentenced for vehicular manslaughter
Posted at 4:28 PM, Jan 05, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-05 18:28:56-05

A Nampa man has been sentenced to fifteen years in prison for the felony crime of vehicular manslaughter.

David E. Burdick, 58, of Nampa was arrested on a felony warrant in March 2015 after hitting a pedestrian with his van near the intersection of Orchard and Horton.

The pedestrian, Ryan Chadez, was killed following the impact and Burdick submitted a field sobriety test.

Blood test revealed that Burdick was under the influence of amphetamine and methamphetamine at the time of the crash.

In addition to the fifteen years in prison, Judge Christopher Nye required Burdick to pay $28,772 in restitution and a $5,000 civil penalty.

“A mother and father lost their son because Mr. Burdick made two very bad decisions – using methamphetamine and driving while impaired,” said Prosecutor Bryan Taylor. “Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol is a deadly and vicious crime that can be avoided, and it’s up to us as a community to be on the front lines. If you see an impaired person getting ready to drive, you need to do everything in your power to take the keys away.”