BANGOR — A Brewer man authorities say was drunk when he crashed his car and left his teenage passenger paralyzed has been sentenced to 2½ years in jail.

Gordon Cameron was sentenced Tuesday to six years behind bars with all but 2½ suspended, and three years of probation. The Bangor Daily News reports he was also ordered to pay a $2,100 fine and lost his license for six years.

The 27-year-old Cameron pleaded guilty in June to aggravated assault and criminal operating under the influence of intoxicants in connection with the March 2011 crash. Sentencing was delayed after the victim, who uses a wheelchair, objected to the two-year sentence agreed upon.

Prosecutors say Cameron and the victim were arguing before the crash. Cameron has apologized.

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