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Ex-Nebraska officer sentenced in death of Cleves man

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FALLS CITY, Neb. (AP) -

A former police officer in southeast Nebraska has been fined $500 and given a year of probation for the crash death of a Cleves, Ohio man in 2011.
    
The Lincoln Journal Star reports (http://bit.ly/WO275R) that 36-year-old Steven Darveau Jr., of Falls City, also was ordered to complete 120 hours of community service. He was sentenced on Tuesday in Richardson County District Court.
    
Darveau had pleaded no contest to misdemeanor vehicular homicide after prosecutors lowered the felony manslaughter charge.
    
Prosecutors say that on Aug. 5, 2011, Darveau made a left turn in front of a motorcycle at the intersection of U.S. Highway 73 and South 703 Loop, three miles south of Falls City.
    
The motorcyclist, 64-year-old Edward Packard, of Cleves, Ohio, died at the scene.
    
Darveau had worked Falls City police officer.

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