[UPDATE] Man Gets House Arrest for Hit-and-Run Deaths

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

UPDATE 6-6-2011

State officials want to extradite man from Fla

Chicago, IL (AP) - The scion of a prominent Illinois family who was
sentenced in Florida last week to two years house arrest in a crash
that killed two British businessmen may be have to spend time
behind bars after all.

The Chicago Tribune reports the Illinois Department of Corrections officials will try to extradite Ryan Levin back to the state because they say he violated his parole when he left Illinois for Florida before his car struck and killed the two pedestrians while racing in February 2009. Levin was on parole after a 2006 incident in which he ran over a Chicago police officer and led police on a high-speed chase.

Cara Smith of the corrections department says if Levin is
extradited he would likely spend less than six months in custody. .

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Fort Lauderdale, FL (AP) - An Illinois man has been sentenced
to two years of house arrest for a hit-and-run crash that left two
British businessmen dead in South Florida.

A Broward County judge sentenced 36-year-old Ryan LeVin on
Friday after he pleaded guilty to two counts of vehicular homicide
and leaving the scene of a fatal crash. LeVin must also never drive
again and immediately pay a confidential settlement in a wrongful
death lawsuit. Prosecutors had been seeking a 10-year prison
sentence.

Authorities say LeVin was racing his Porsche 911 Turbo in Fort
Lauderdale in February 2009 when he lost control and hit two
pedestrians, 39-year-old Craig Elford and 48-year-old Kenneth
Watkinson.

LeVin fled the scene, and the Porsche was later found abandoned.
He had previously denied being the car's driver.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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